How To Use Causative Verbs In English (LET = Permit Something To Happen…
How To Use Causative Verbs In English
MAKE = Force Or Require Someone To Take An Action
HELP = Assist Someone In Doing Something
After “help,” you can use “to” or not – both ways are correct. In general, the form without “to” is more common:
He helped me carry the boxes.
HELP + PERSON + TO + VERB
HELP + PERSON + VERB (base form)
HAVE = Give Someone Else The Responsibility To Do Something
Grammatical structure:HAVE + PERSON + VERB (base form)
HAVE + THING + PAST PARTICIPLE OF VERB
Examples of grammatical structure #1:
I’ll have my assistant call you to reschedule the appointment.Examples of grammatical structure #2:
I’m going to have my hair cut tomorrow
Note: In informal speech, we often use get in these cases:
GET = Convince/Encourage Someone To Do Something
How can we get all the employees to arrive on time?
GET + PERSON + TO + VERB
LET = Permit Something To Happen
LET + PERSON/THING + VERB (base form)
Examples:I don’t let my kids watch violent movies.
Note: The verbs allow and permit are more formal ways to say “let.” However, with allow and permit, we use to + verb:
After Billy broke the neighbor’s window, his parents made him pay for it.
Note: When using the verbs force and require, we must use to + verb.
MAKE + PERSON + VERB (base form)