Yesterday, we looked at LET as a causative verb. Today we'll see how MAKE...is another causative verb.
MAKE = force or require someone to take an action
- MAKE + PERSON + VERB (base form)
- After Jimmy broke the neighbour’s front window, his parents made him pay for it.
- My ex-husband loved comedy and made me watch every episode of his favorite sitcom.
- The teacher made all the students rewrite their papers, because the first drafts were not acceptable.
Note: When using the verbs force and require, we must use to + verb.
- The school requires the
students to wear uniforms.
“Require” often implies that there is a rule.
- The hijacker forced the
pilots to take the plane in a different direction.
“Force” often implies violence, threats, or extremely strong pressure