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    Appear or Appears

    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

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    Re: Appear or Appears

    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.

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