569 – 6 Ways To Use MAKE in the Causative

causatives grammar podcast Jan 26, 2021
how to use make in the causative

A while ago we looked at the causative form of the verb make. Today, I’d like to dig a little deeper into the different ways we can use this very versatile verb, MAKE.

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details.

  • My wife made me clean the bathroom.
  • My boss made me work on the weekend.
  • I’m sorry I made you cry. This means I caused you to cry.
  • My friend Ed always makes me laugh. He’s a funny guy. This means he caused me to laugh.
  • My wife makes me happy when she cooks my favorite dinner.
  • The boss made me upset when he told me I have to work on the weekend.
  • The actress wore dark sunglasses in order to not make herself noticed.
  • I used the microphone at the meeting to make myself heard.
  • I make my car move by pressing the accelerator.
  • I make the music louder when a good song comes up on the radio.
  • This new heater really makes the room warm.
  • I want to make my desk organized, so I bought a few items at the stationary store.

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