Special Grammar Points 6

 

Causative Verbs
Make / Have / Let someone do something
Get someone to do something

 

Subject make / have / let someone do something
The teacher made the students write an essay.
Mr Brown is going to have the dentist look at his aching tooth.
Mum didn’t let me go to the party.
Subject get someone to do something
The teacher got the students to write an essay.
Mr Brown will get the dentist to look at his aching tooth.
My mother got  my sister to clean her room.

** make someone do something  σημαίνει ότι πιέζουμε ή αναγκάζουμε κάποιον να κάνει κάτι.

** have someone do something  σημαίνει ότι ζητάμε / βάζουμε κάποιον να κάνει κάτι για εμάς ή ότι τον πληρώνουμε να το κάνει.

** let someone do something σημαίνει ότι αφήνουμε / επιτρέπουμε σε κάποιον να κάνει κάτι.

** get someone to do something  σημαίνει ότι πείθουμε κάποιον να κάνει κάτι.


Στην Παθητική Φωνή / Passive Voice το make ακολουθείται από to + verb.

I was made to eat all my food when I was little.
The driver was made to take an alcohol test because he was speeding.
In the army soldiers are made to follow orders.


Some more examples:

John let me drive his new car.
Will your parents let you go to the party?
I don’t know if my boss will let me take the day off.

My teacher made me apologize.
Did somebody make you wear that ugly hat?
She made her children do their homework.

Dr. Smith had his nurse take the patient’s temperature.
Please have your secretary fax me the information.
I had the mechanic check the brakes.

Susie got her son to take the medicine even though it tasted terrible.
How can parents get their children to read more?
The government TV commercials are trying to get people to stop smoking.

** 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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