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If I had the chance to explain Question 2 face-to-face with the student(s), it would probably take up to 10 minutes, no more. But in writing it looks like a long page. Nevertheless, you can always come back here for clarification.
My aunt played light music to make the baby ______ crying.
C. to stop
Can you explain why D is the right answer?
Yes, D is the right answer.
The verb ‘to make’ goes together with another verb in the infinitive form without ‘to’, if the meaning of ‘make’ is to influence somebody/something to take the action denoted by the second verb.
We have the following choices:
A. Stopped = the past tense
B. Stops = simple present for (s)he/it
C. To stop = infinitive with ‘to’
D. Stop = infinitive without ‘to’
(A.) My aunt played light music to make the baby stopped crying. (past tense) => incorrect
(B.) My aunt played light music to make the baby stops crying. (present simple) => incorrect
(C.) My aunt played light music to make the baby to stop crying. (infinitive with ‘to’) => incorrect
(D.) My aunt played light music to make the baby stop crying. (infinitive without ‘to’) => CORRECT
More examples, as follows:
He makes me drink with him every time we meet in the pub.
(A.) He makes me drank with him (past tense) => incorrect
(B.) He makes me drinks with him (present simple) => incorrect
(C.) He makes me to drink with him (infinitive with ‘to’) => incorrect
(D.) He makes me drink with him (infinitive without ‘to’) => CORRECT
They made him see the truth.
(A.) They made him to saw the truth. (past tense) => incorrect
(B.) They made him sees the truth. (present simple) => incorrect
(C.) They made him to see the truth. (infinitive with ‘to’) => incorrect (this means more like “They forced him to see the truth.”)
(D.) They made him see the truth. (infinitive without ‘to’) => CORRECT
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