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Look at the following examples using the word “MAKE.” In these examples “MAKE” means to REQUIRE, or even FORCE someone to do something.

  • Teachers often MAKE students put away their cell phones.
  • The police MADE the residents move their cars.
  • New policies will MAKE workers sign in when they start work in the morning.

Notice the sentence pattern: make + object + base verb form

Richard Carrigan

Richard Carrigan has been an educator for over 30 years. He has experience teaching professional and academic English. He earned his graduate degree from Shenandoah University.

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