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english grammer world

Causative (Make, Get, Have, Let, Help)

 (1) Causative Make
- make can be used as a causative
- Use verb word after a person or thing (No infinitive,No -ing form)

* make + person + verb word
* make + thing + verb word

(ex) I make this radio work.
(ex) I can make your friend work part time in this summer vacation.

 (2) Causative Get
- get can be used as a causative
- Use an infinitive after a person and use a participle after thing (No verb word)

* get + person + infinitive
* get + thing + participle

(ex) I got my friend to help this homework.
(ex) I get my house repaired before this winter.

 (3) Causative Have
- have can be used as a causative
- Use verb word after a person and use a participle after thing

* have + person + verb word
* have + thing +
participle

(ex) I have my car fixed.
(ex) My English teacher had me give oral speaking.

 (4) Causative Let
- let can be used as a causative
- let means a person gives permission for another person to do it.
- Use a verb word after a person or thing (No -ing form, No infinitive)

* let + person + verb word
* let + thing + verb word

(ex) I can let this car cool.
(ex) Would you let me join your party?

 (5) Causative Help
- help can be used as a causative
- let means a person assists another person to do it.
- Use a verb word or infinitive after a person (No -ing form)

* help + person + infinitive
= help + person + verb word

(ex) I helped her to pack the luggage.
(ex) Would you help me deliver this box?


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