Causative Verbs: LET – MAKE – HAVE – GET

Do you know the differences in the usage of 4 causative verbs LET, MAKE, HAVE and GET in English grammar?. Let’s check the lesson below.

LET – MAKE – HAVE – GET

LET

LET + object + verb

Meaning: Allow/give permission for an action 

Example: The open window let the air escape.

MAKE

MAKE + object + verb

Meaning: Force someone to do something 

Example: They made students obey the school rules.

HAVE

HAVE + object + verb

Meaning: Give someone responsibility to do something

Example: Next week I will have the mechanic examine my father’s car.

GET

GET + person + to + verb

Meaning: Convince someone to do something

Example: Mark is so much in love with me, I can get him to do anything I want.

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Causative Verbs

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