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    difference?

    Can anybody tell me the difference betwwen two?


    he can make water boil.
    he can make water boiled.

    Thanks.

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    Re: difference?

    Hello sykim99

    [1] He can make water boil.

    • He can make water <do something>.


    [2] He can make boiled water boiled.

    • He can make a kind of water, water that has been boiled.

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    Re: difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by sykim99 View Post
    Thanks a lot
    then can I say " he can have water boiled?
    He can have water boiled means that he can get someone to boil water for him. He can have boiled water means that he can possess boiled water.


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    Thanks a lot
    then can I say this way " he can make water boiled (for a hot bath by his maid)?

    Does it make sense???
    I hate the grammer.

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    Re: difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by sykim99 View Post
    Thanks a lot
    then can I say this way " he can make water boiled (for a hot bath by his maid)?

    Does it make sense???
    I hate the grammer.
    No, not really. He can have water boiled by his maid.

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    Re: difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by sykim99 View Post
    Thanks a lot
    then can I say this way " he can make water boiled (for a hot bath by his maid)?
    Or he can ask the maid to make the water boiling hot for his bath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Or he can ask the maid to make the water boiling hot for his bath.
    He could, but why would he want third degree scalds on his buttocks and nether regions?

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