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    Grow fonder or Grows fonder

    I am wondering why in the phrase, 'Absence makes the heart grow fonder', the verb grow is not written in singular as in grows. Is heart the subject? If heart is the subject, I thought it should read, 'Absence makes the heart grows fonder'.

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    Re: Grow fonder or Grows fonder

    After "make" in this context, we use the bare infinitive.

    I make you get angry.
    He makes me take the train.
    She makes it look very easy.
    Fertiliser made my plant grow really fast.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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