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    which one is correct?

    Please, tell me which of the following sentences is correct.

    1) They will make you dance.

    2) They will make you a dance.

    I don't agree with no. 2 as preposition with dance isn't required. Am I correct?

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    #2

    Re: which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roselin View Post
    Please, tell me which of the following sentences is correct.

    1) They will make you dance.(dance is infinitive)

    2) They will make you a dance.(a is used before a noun and dance isn't a noun)

    I don't agree with no. 2 as preposition with dance isn't required. Am I correct?
    No. 1 is correct.


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    Re: which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roselin View Post
    Please, tell me which of the following sentences is correct.

    1) They will make you dance.

    2) They will make you a dance.

    I don't agree with no. 2 as preposition ["a" is an article, not a preposition] with dance isn't required. Am I correct?
    They say different things:

    The first says you are being forced to dance; the second says they are creating a dance for you.

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    Re: which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    They say different things:

    The first says you are being forced to dance; the second says they are creating a dance for you.
    I'm so sorry for that ( saying 'a' a prepostion) silly mistake. So, you want to say that both of the sentences are correct but have different meaning. Right?

    But you know, the second one was used when a person appreciated the dance of a group. In their appreciation, she said to the audience that they were so good that they would make you A DANCE. So, in this context, I think she should have used the number 1, ( make you dance) because they were so good that their performance would force us to dance. What do you say? ( It was the group of Journalism students. They participated in a dance competition. So , in the end , the vice principal said that they are our future journalists . I'm sure they will make you a dance.) :-S ...
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    #5

    Re: which one is correct?

    Your interpretation is correct in that context, Roselin.

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    #6

    Re: which one is correct?

    Thanks for your reply, Jlinger!

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    Re: which one is correct?

    Thank you, Roselin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitemoon View Post
    Thank you, Roselin.
    Why are you thanking me, Whitemoon?

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    Re: which one is correct?

    For this thread.

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