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    verb without 'ing'

    Please, read the following sentence. And help me to get an answer.

    "Big words can make a self-evident result seem weightier."

    I think, 'there' is omitted before 'seem weightier' in the above example. Am I right? If 'there' is omitted before 'seem', why '-ing' is not added with the word 'seem'?

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    Re: verb without 'ing'

    With "to make something do something", we use the bare infinitive.

    Big words can make the result seem weightier.
    I can make you go to France.
    He can make the bicycle look nicer.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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