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    #1

    Does somebody make you...

    Does the following sentence sound natural?
    Does somebody make you put on that terrible hat?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: Does somebody make you...

    If the person is wearing the hat, your question would be more natural with "Did" instead of "Does".

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    Re: Does somebody make you...

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    James: May I be frank (very honest)?

    Mona: Of course.

    James: The hat that you have been wearing to work every day for the last week is very ugly.

    Mona (crying): It's not my idea!

    James: Does somebody make you put on that terrible hat every day?

    Mona: In fact, yes. My boyfriend bought it, and he insists that I wear it every day to work.

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