TOEIC Grammar Lesson - Using Make In the Causative

toeic grammar Aug 04, 2023

How do we use MAKE in the CAUSATIVE?

There are a variety of English grammar patterns that are tested on the TOEIC® exam. The causative form of verbs like make often appears in Part V and Part VI. There are three patterns using make in the causative.

First of all, make, followed by a person, followed by a base verb means to “force” or “order.”  When someone makes you do something, you have no choice.

  • The boss made Jack work on the report all day.
  • The salesperson will make you sign every page of the contract.

 Next, we use make, followed by a thing, followed by a base verb to mean “cause something to happen."

  • The recession made the business fail.
  • A simple restart can make the computer work again.

The last pattern is make, followed by an object, followed by an adjective, which means “cause to become.”

  • This new air conditioning system makes the room comfortable.
  • Your enthusiasm about Learning English makes me happy

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