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  1. vaibhavmaskar
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    Causative verb in past possibility

    1. I make him go there. (Simple present tense causative structure)

    2. I would have made him go there.(?) Is it right form of Hypothetical past ability causative structure?


    3. How we make first sentence in passive causative form?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaibhavmaskar View Post
    3. How do we make first sentence in passive causative form?
    Yes, 2. is a correct sentence.
    You can make the first sentence passive in the usual way. "He is made to go there [by me]". It's not natural.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaibhavmaskar View Post
    1. I make him go there. (Simple present tense causative structure)

    2. I would have made him go there.(?) Is it right form of Hypothetical past ability causative structure?


    3. How we make first sentence in passive causative form?
    In my opinion you could say "He was forced to go there", but your first construction doesn't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In my opinion you could say "He was forced to go there", but your first construction doesn't work.
    Why doesn't it work? "My son doesn't like going to swimming training at 5am every morning, but I make him go there."
    Your solution to making a passive changes the verb (from 'make' to 'force') and the tense (from 'present' to 'past'). I don't think this is good advice about how to put a sentence into the passive voice.

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    Which consruction doesn't work, Mike? I make him go there and I would have made him go there both seem possible to me.
    Last edited by 5jj; 13-Mar-2014 at 06:40.

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    I was talking about the passive. "He is made to go there" doesn't work. I was not clear.

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    Ah. You were referring to Raymott's sentence, but quoted vaibhavmaskar's.

    He is made to go there is fine in BrE, and COCA has several dozen similar examples.

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