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    #1

    Question Which is correct ?

    Hi everyone.
    I have a question :
    Which one is correct in AmE ? and why ?

    a. It's against the law to make children work.
    b. It's against the law to make children to work.

    Thank you.
    Last edited by R3za; 14-Feb-2015 at 15:15.

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    #2

    Re: Whic is correct ?

    Please check the member information in your profile, particularly your "Current Location".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Whic is correct ?

    Why ?
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    Why my topics need to accept by a moderator, recently ?

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    #4

    Re: Whic is correct ?

    Something about a post has triggered the software security. As posts are approved, it will go away.

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    #5

    Re: Which is correct ?

    There are native speakers and learners from all over the world here. I doubt the word "law" had anything to do with moderation.

    I was referring to the fact that your member profile says you are in Iran but your IP address gives a completely different country as your current location.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Which is correct ?

    The version with "to" is incorrect.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #7

    Re: Which is correct ?

    R3za, for the second time, please note that a better title would have been to make children (to) work.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    #8

    Re: Which is correct ?

    We usually use the bare infinitive after "make someone".

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    #9

    Re: Which is correct ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    We usually use the bare infinitive after "make someone".
    Thanks.
    When do you use infinitive after "make someone" ?

    - Give me some examples with infinitive after "make someone".

    - Give me some examples with bare infinitive after "make someone", too.

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    Re: Which is correct ?

    'I made him do the dishes before he could watch TV. = I required him to wash the dishes before he was allowed to watch TV.
    I made him to do the dishes = I created him for the purpose of washing dishes. (I built this robot, who I think of as male, to wash the dishes.)'
    ── quoted from Barb_D in this post.

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