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    It is what makes a child play/to play the violin at home.

    1.It is what makes a child play the violin at home.

    2. It is what makes a child to play the violin at home.


    Is it possible to say like sentence 2? -

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    Re: It is what makes a child play/to play the violin at home.

    Not incorrect, but seldom if ever used.

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    Re: It is what makes a child play/to play the violin at home.

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    1.It is what makes a child play the violin at home.

    2. It is what makes a child to play the violin at home.


    Is it possible to say like sentence 2? -
    No, it is not possible. It is not grammatical.

    "To make someone do something" uses the bare infinitive.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: It is what makes a child play/to play the violin at home.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shoreditch View Post
    Not incorrect, but seldom if ever used.
    As ems said, it's not possible.

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    Re: It is what makes a child play/to play the violin at home.

    You may come across it in older texts though - and in poetry (which tends to use archaic forms either when it suits the metre or when the poem itself is old).

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