Make is an interesting verb. We have a lot of collocations and idioms that use make, like make money, make time, make a face and so on. There are also a lot of grammatical uses of make and that’s the focus of today’s learn English podcast. In this English lesson, we’re going to look at three different ways we use the causative form of make.
Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details:
- Working in the garden all day made me tired.
- That sad movie made her cry.
- The delayed shipment made our customer angry.
- This new laundry soap made my shirts cleaner.
- This soup is good, but can you make it hotter?
- The office is a little chilly. Can you please make it warmer?
- In a car, the gas pedal makes it go and the break pedal makes it stop.
- Turning the key makes the engine start.
- The wind makes the boat move.
- I make my students write something in English every day for homework.
- Carol made her husband clean out the garage.
- Mary made her kids eat all of their vegetables.
- At the conference, I used a microphone to make myself heard. I wanted the audience to be able to hear me so I used a microphone to make myself heard.
- A lot of people study English because they want to make themselves understood in an English conversation.
- By doing too much work in the garden in one day I made myself tired.
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