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    Will make (noun) look/looks?

    Hi. A friend of mine asked a question regarding the use of Will.

    a) The minisite will make your product look professional.

    b) The minisite will make your product looks professional.

    Which one is correct. Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: Will make (noun) look/looks?

    Welcome to the forum.

    a) is correct.

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    #3

    Re: Will make (noun) look/looks?

    After "will" or "going to", to express the future, use the bare infinitive.

    He will have a look.
    They will go on holiday.
    She is going to take the dress without paying for it.
    This will make you look good.
    The website will tell him everything he needs to know.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Will make (noun) look/looks?

    I thought in the phrase "make something look", "make is the causative verb and "look", the second verb, takes the bare infinitive.
    It is independent of the tense of the sentence i.e. you can have "made something look" or "will make something look".
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Will make (noun) look/looks?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    I thought in the phrase "make something look", "make" is the causative verb and "look", the second verb, takes the bare infinitive.
    It is independent of the tense of the sentence i.e. you can have "made something look" or "will make something look".
    There's nothing wrong with the phrases you've quoted.

    I will make it look nice.
    I am going to make it look nice.
    I made it look nice.
    I have made it look nice.
    I am making it look nice.
    I was making it look nice.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Will make (noun) look/looks?

    ted's point was that in b) The minisite will make your product look professional..the form I have underlined is a bare infinitive because it follows 'make', not (as ems appeared to suggest in post #3) because it follows 'will'.

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    #7

    Re: Will make (noun) look/looks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mkbrd View Post
    Hi. A friend of mine asked a question regarding the use of Will.
    Good point. I based my answer on the first line of post #1 (shown above) rather than on the title which did, admittedly, talk about "will make" rather than "will".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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