Element FORM: 'MAKE', 'LET' + INFINITIVE WITHOUT 'TO'
SuperCat VERBS
SubCat patterns_with to and -ing
Lexical Range N/A
Level B1
Cando Can use 'make' and 'let' + infinitive without 'to'.
Corrected Learner Example Let me know if it is suitable for you. (Brazil; B1 THRESHOLD; 2003; Portuguese; Fail)

She makes me smile when I'm sad. (Yugoslavia; B1 THRESHOLD; 2010; Serbian; Pass)

She always makes me laugh! (Brazil; B1 THRESHOLD; 2009; Portuguese; Pass)

You are eighteen now, you can do what you want and they should let you do it. (Italy; B1 THRESHOLD; 2008; Italian; Pass)

I think you should talk with your parents and try to make them understand how you feel and what you prefer. (Italy; B1 THRESHOLD; 2008; Italian; Pass)

Maybe your parents are afraid of letting you go away by yourself, they still consider you their baby. (Italy; B1 THRESHOLD; 2008; Italian; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example Let me know if it is suitable for you. (Brazil; B1 THRESHOLD; 2003; Portuguese; Fail)

She makes me smile when I'm sad. (Yugoslavia; B1 THRESHOLD; 2010; Serbian; Pass)

She always makes me laugh ! (Brazil; B1 THRESHOLD; 2009; Portuguese; Pass)

You are eighteen now, you can do what you want and they should let you do it. (Italy; B1 THRESHOLD; 2008; Italian; Pass)

I think you should talk with your parents and try to make them understand how you feel and what you prefer. (Italy; B1 THRESHOLD; 2008; Italian; Pass)

Maybe your parents are afraid of letting you go away by yourself, they still consider you their baby. (Italy; B1 THRESHOLD; 2008; Italian; Pass)
Comments As the examples show, 'let' and 'make' have a range of uses, but the form remains the same.

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