Using make

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Make is a transitive verb. It can take one or two objects.

It is also possible to use an adjective as object complement.

Make can also be followed by object + infinitive. In active structures, we normally use an infinitive without to.

In passive structures the infinitive is used with to.

See also

Do and make
Make
Make: special uses
Words ending in -man
May / might ...but
Maybe and may be
Mean
Mind
Misplace and displace
More
Most
Much and many
Must in questions and negatives

Just
Just, already and yet

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