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    i want to ask verb difference

    hi,
    sorry my english ability. Be cause i'm just learning english.
    i don't understand this sentence which is "it was driving me crazy"
    In this sentence i didn't understand to "driving". Could i use "making" instead of "driving".
    if i don't, why?
    thank you.

    ps:"title is wrong, sorry about that"

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    Re: i want to ask verb difference

    Quote Originally Posted by UberNova View Post
    Hi,
    I am sorry about my English ability Be cause I'm just learning English.
    I don't understand this the sentence which is "It was driving me crazy".
    In this sentence, I didn't understand to "driving". Could I use "making" instead of "driving"?
    If i don't not, why not?
    Thank you.

    PS: The title is wrong, sorry about that.
    Welcome to the forum.

    The answer to your question is yes. You could say "It was making me crazy". However "to drive someone crazy" is a recognised English combination of words.

    Please see my corrections to your post in red. There are grammatical errors which will improve as you learn more but the main errors are with capitalisation and punctuation. It is important to follow the rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I".
    - Always capitalise proper nouns (English, Microsoft, Japan etc).
    - Do not put a space before a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Always put a space after a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 21-Jul-2014 at 19:47. Reason: Fixing small typo.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: i want to ask verb difference

    [Not a teacher]

    In this sentence, “driving” means forcing somebody into some state or act.

    Usually a synomym of “to exasperate”, “to irritate”, “to annoying”, “to bother”, etc.

    Also turning you on or exciting you emotionally or sexually, as a way to say that you have strong feelings for it.

    In any case, it has to be defined in a given context.
    José Manuel Rosón Bravo

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