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Edustation's blog > Causative Verbs: Make, Have, Let, Get oraz Help

Causative Verbs: Make, Have, Let, Get oraz Help

Added by Tomasz H. 4 August 2014 in category: English, General tips, Learning tips, Lexicon

MAKE

Wymagać lub zmusić kogoś do zrobienia czegoś

MAKE + PERSON + VERB (base form)

My daughter broke the John's car window and I made him pay for it.
My ex-boyfriend loved cartoons and made me watch every film.
The teacher made all the students rewrite their tests.

HAVE

Przekazać komuś innemu coś do zrobienia

HAVE + PERSON + VERB (base form)
HAVE + THING + PAST PARTICIPLE OF VERB

I'll have my assistant call to cancel the meeting.
The president had his secretary make copies of the law.

We're having our bedroom painted this Saturday.
My PC is broken - I need to have it repaired.

LET

Zezwolić na coś

LET + PERSON/THING + VERB (base form)

Our supervisor doesn't let us eat lunch at our office.
I don't let my kids play violent games.
John's father won't let him adopt a dog.

GET

Przekonać lub zachęcić kogoś do zrobienia czegoś

GET + PERSON + TO + VERB

I was nervous about eating pasta, but my friend got me to try it.
How can we get all the employees to arrive on time?
My boyfriend hates housework - I can never get him to wash the dishes.

HELP

Pomagać komuś w robieniu czegoś

HELP + PERSON + VERB (base form)
HELP + PERSON + TO + VERB

(Po "help" możesz użyć"to" lub nie – obie formy są poporawne)

My son helped me carry the books.
My son helped me to carry the books.
Watching TV before bed helps me relax.
Watching TV before bed helps me to relax.

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