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    an attempt for changing of the construction of four sentences

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with the changing of the construction of the following sentences?

    1.1. I didn’t succeed in getting there in time.
    1.2. I failed to get there in time.
    2.1. I didn’t succeed in passing the examination.
    2.2. I failed to take the examination.
    3.1. They didn’t succeed in making him go there.
    3.2. They failed to make him go there.
    4.1. They didn’t succeed in getting all the books they needed.
    4.2. They failed to get all the books they needed.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: an attempt for changing of the construction of four sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with the changing of the construction of the following sentences?

    1.1. I didnít succeed in getting there onin time.
    1.2. I failed to get there on in time.
    2.1. I didnít succeed in passing the examination.
    2.2. I failed to take the examination.
    3.1. They didnít succeed in making him go there.

    They didnít succeed in having/gettingmaking him go there

    3.2. They failed to havemake him go there.
    4.1. They didnít succeed in getting all the books they needed.
    4.2. They failed to get all the books they had needed.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    I've tried, but I'm not sure since I'm not a teacher.

    My corrections might be mistaken, wait for teachers and natives.

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    Re: an attempt for changing of the construction of four sentences

    Hi tareq10,

    Thank you for your reply as well as for your amendments.
    Here are a few explanatory words which should help you to understand my wording in my original post.
    Both 'make' and 'have' can be used as causative verbs.
    Make
    'Make' as a causative verb expresses the idea that the person requires another person to do something.

    The only way they can make him go back to New York is if he has done something wrong and was arrested.
    Can smoking marijuana lower a mans libido or make him go soft during intercourse?

    410 Grammar: Causatives

    in time (idiom) = before a time limit expires, early enough, as in “His speech begins at eight, so we've arrived in time. It is often put as in time for, as in Please come in time for dinner.

    on time (idiom) = punctually, according to schedule, as in I hope the plane will be on time.

    Thank you again for your backing.

    Regards,

    V

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