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    CAUSATIVE VERBS

    Causative verbs show that one person makes another person do something. They also show that one person makes something happen. A causative verb is followed by another verb in:

    1. Bare-infinitive form
    2. To-infinitive form
    3. the past participle form



    1. When the causative verb shows that the subject of the sentence makes the object of the sentence do something (active meaning), the causative verb is followed by either (1) or (2). Remember that the object DOES the second action in the sentence.


    SUBJECT
    MAKE
    HAVE
    LET
    OBJECT
    BARE-INFINITIVE
    The director
    made
    Mr. Smith
    demonstrate the project











    SUBJECT
    ADVISE ALLOW
    FORBID
    GET
    OFFER
    ORDER
    PERMIT
    REMIND
    TELL
    WANT
    WARN











    OBJECT










    TO-INFINITIVE
    The director
    got
    Mr. Smith
    To demonstrate the project



    1. When the direct object of the sentence receives the action of the second verb rather than doing the action, the second verb is in the past participle form (reduced form of the passive voice). Remember that the object RECEIVES the second action in the sentence.


    SUBJECT
    CAUSATIVE VERB
    OBJECT
    PAST PARTICIPLE FORM
    PREP PHRASE
    The architect
    will get
    the plans
    drawn
    by his best draftsman


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