Interested in Language
I know there is a simple answer to the following but I just can't figure it out.
In the following sentence there is an s at the end of appear because fashion is 3rd person singular.
That fashion appears to be very important at the moment.
But why is there no s at the end of appear in the following sentence:-
This idea is making a new fashion appear.
Thanks in advance for any explanations
It is the participle, not a conjugation of the verb.
The full sentence might be:
This idea is making/causing a new fashion to appear among London's metrosexual clubbers.