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Correct use of the verb “make” with infinitives 正確使用英文動詞“Make”的不定式(infinitives)

T : Thomas   t : Tony 


T : Tony, morning! How are you doing lately?


t  :  Could be better.


T : You do sound troubled.


t  :  It’s only this crazy grammar making me fail in drill exercises all the time, especially using infinitives together with verbs like make, let, help, and so on. Can I show you a picture? Is the language there in this ad correct?


T : Ah, it reads “(something) Makes your home comes true”. It’s wrong grammatically, because when you use the verb make, like in this case, the other verb that comes after it must be an infinitive without “ to” and cannot be another main verb.


t  :  How should it be corrected?


T : It should be “(whatever that may be that) makes your home come true”. For one thing, there can only be one main verb in a sentence, so the other verb-like items must be either infinitives or participles.


t  :  Very clear now. Thanks so much!



T : 早晨,Tony!你近來好嗎?


t  :  可以更好。


T : 聽起來你好像有煩惱。


t  :  這些英文文法令我經常在作業練習中犯錯,尤其是使用動詞的不定式,如make、let、help等等。我想你幫我看看這圖片,相中的廣告的用語使用正確嗎?


T : 啊,上面寫著 「(某事)Makes your home comes true」。在語法上而言,這表達是錯誤的。因為當你使用動詞make時它後面的另一個動詞必定是不定式,不能使用「to」並且它不能充當另一個主要動詞


t  :  應該怎樣改寫﹖


T : 正確寫法應該是「makes your home come true」。 有一點必須謹記,英文句子中只能有一個主要動詞因此在同一句子中貌似動詞的詞彙,必須以不定式(infinitives)或分詞(participles)形式出現


t  :  我現在很清楚了。感謝你的指導!