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    made to?

    Pls tell me if made to or made too and show me the meaning of this sentence.

    We act as if we thought he would never notice a mistake un­less it was pointed out to him, or correct it unless he was made to

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    We act as if we thought he would never notice a mistake un­less it was pointed out to him, or correct it unless he was made too

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    Re: made to?

    We act as if we thought he would never notice a mistake unless it was pointed out to him, or correct it unless he was made to. This is correct.It means that we behave as if he wouldn't notice, and wouldn't correct his mistakes, unless he was forced to do so.

    Can you think why 'made too' is wrong?

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    Re: made to?

    I remember that "unless" has the negative meaning, so in this case we must use "either" instead of "too", right?

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    Re: made to?

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixqn81 View Post
    I remember that "unless" has the negative meaning, so in this case we must use "either" instead of "too", right?
    Too has two meanings:

    1. also: I get confused, too. = I also get confused.

    2. overly, excessively = I get too confused. = I get overly confused.

    [I edit copy and have tutored college writing. I get too confused, too.]

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