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    yi-ing is offline Senior Member
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    to make an opportunity for something to happen.

    Open the door/way to something : (also open doors) to make an opportunity for something to happen.

    Above is the definition of "open the door" in Longman Dictionary:
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionar...y-to-something

    Shouldn't the underlined part be like this?

    To make an opportunity for something happen.
    (Make something DO something)

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    Re: to make an opportunity for something to happen.

    No - it's fine as is.

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    Re: to make an opportunity for something to happen.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    That is incorrect.
    Could you please tell me why? It is so confusing. For years, I have learned that we don't use "to-infinitive" after make. Now, it seems to be a new rule.

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    Re: to make an opportunity for something to happen.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    The infinitive is not used after 'make'. It is used after 'an opportunity (for something)'
    Thanks teacher. Now I got it. In this case, the infinitive is related to "opportunity for something to do something", and it is not related to "make".

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