Kamis, 21 Mei 2015

Causative verbs

Causative verbs?
The causative verb is a common structure in English. It shows that somebody or something is indirectly responsible for an action. The subject doesn't perform the action itself, but causes someone or something else to do it instead.
The causative are : have, get, make

There are two basic causative structures. One is like an active, and the other is like a passive.
Active causative verbs?
This structure is used when someone causes something to happen, or when a person causes another one to take an action.
Passive causative verbs?
This structure is used to talk about having something done by another person/thing.

How to Use Causative Verb?
[let + person + verb]
This construction means "to allow someone to do something."
·         Charli let me ride his new bycycle.
·         John let his daughter swim with her best friend
·         Will your parents let you go to the camping?
·         I don't know if my teacher will let me take the day off

[make + person + verb]
This construction means "to force someone to do something."
·         My teacher made me apologize for what I had said.
·         Did somebody make you wear that ugly boots?
·         Sandra made her children do their task.
·         The manager made the salesmen attend the conference.

[have + person + verb]
This construction means "to give someone the responsibility to do something."
·         Miss Lina had her student take the picture of the rabbits.
·         Please have your secretary fax me the information.
·         Dani had the chef check the foods.
·         Anna had her paper typed by a friend

[get + person + to + verb]
This construction usually means "to convince to do something" or "to trick someone into doing something."
·         My father get me to take his tie.
·         He got the mechanic to repair the machine.
·         She got him to read more.
·         Marry gets John to wash the car

Get vs Have
Sometimes "get someone to do something" is interchangeable with "have someone do something," but these expressions do not mean exactly the same thing.
·         I got the mechanic to check my brakes.
·         At first the mechanic didn't think it was necessary, but I convinced him to check the brakes.
·         I had the mechanic check my brakes.
·         I asked the mechanic to check the brakes.

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