[Grammar] It is what makes a child play/to play the violin at home.

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wotcha

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1.It is what makes a child play the violin at home.

2. It is what makes a child to play the violin at home.


Is it possible to say like sentence 2? -
 

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Not incorrect, but seldom if ever used.

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1.It is what makes a child play the violin at home.

2. It is what makes a child to play the violin at home.


Is it possible to say like sentence 2? -

No, it is not possible. It is not grammatical.

"To make someone do something" uses the bare infinitive.
 

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:up: You may come across it in older texts though - and in poetry (which tends to use archaic forms either when it suits the metre or when the poem itself is old).

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