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    #1

    make laugh

    Hi everyone,

    Which sentence is correct and NATURAL with this meaning? "When it's not easy to make someone laugh."
    Or any other better suggestions, please?

    1) He is not made to laugh easily.
    2) It is hard to get him laugh.
    3) He is hard to laugh.
    4) He does not get laughed easily.
    5) He does not have laughed easily.

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    #2

    Re: make laugh

    not a teacher

    #1 is possible, but the others are not correct.

    These are natural.
    It's hard (or not easy) to make him laugh.
    It's hard (or not easy) to get him to laugh.
    It's hard (or not easy) to get a laugh out of him.
    He doesn't laugh easily.
    …with a similar meaning:
    He is not easily amused.

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    #3

    Re: make laugh

    Note that we don't say "He gets laughed" or "He doesn't get laughed" at all.

    He laughed.
    I made him laugh.
    We all laughed.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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