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Making Something Happen

Causative Verbs

'Make' and 'have' are also used as causative verbs. Causative verbs are similar to the passive form because they are used to express the idea of someone causing something to take place.

Example:

Our organization won't make our customers accept nonconforming products.

The IRS didn't make the company pay the penalty for the mistake in the corporate tax payment.

Extended credit didn't make this client's credit report improve.

Causative Verb Make

Use 'make' as a causative to express that the subject requires others to take the desired action.

Positive Form:

Subject + Make + Person + Verb

We made the clients come in on short notice.

Negative Form:

Subject + Auxiliary Verb + Not Make + Person + Verb

Extended credit didn't make this client's credit report improve.

Question Form:

(Wh?) Auxiliary Verb + Subject + Make + Person + Verb

Causative Verb Have

Use 'have' as a causative to express that the subject requests others to take the desired action. The causative verb 'have' is most often used when speaking about various services. There are two forms of the causative verb 'have'

Positive Form:

Subject + Make + Person + Verb

Negative Form:

Subject + Auxiliary Verb + Not Make + Person + Verb

The department did not have the staff arrange the deferred payments quickly.

Question Form:

(Wh?) Auxiliary Verb + Subject + Make + Person + Verb

When will you have John attend to market capitalization?