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    Shopping and movie

    "I took my girlfriend shopping and I made her buy so many things there". I made her buy doesn't look good it seems I forced her to buy those things. What should I say?

    Same thing with film. "I took her to cinema and I showed her that movie". Is it correct?

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    Re: Shopping and movie

    "I took my girlfriend shopping and I made her buy so many things ('there' is not needed)". I made her buy doesn't look good. It seems I forced her to buy those things." Two sentences are required.

    Indeed "I made her buy" indicates that you forced her."I got her to buy" is probably the most natural. Also natural is "I convinced her to buy."

    "I took her to cinema and I showed her that movie". Is it correct?

    No. I took her to the cinema and we saw that movie.

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    Re: Shopping and movie

    "I took my girlfriend shopping and I made her buy so many things there."

    You don't have to use the same subject in both clauses.
    "I took my girlfriend shopping, and she bought so many things." (I wouldn't put "there".)

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