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Need some help!


Need some help!
Hello, everyone!
I came across a sentence that gave me food for thought. The sentence:
Wish you strong faith that makes us not to give up
Is particle "to" suitable there? We use bare infinitive after "make", but here "to" is included in the sentence.
Thank you so much for your answers. 

9 Nov 2015      


Hi, manusya,
In the Active Voice "make" only adds a "bare infinitive",
the only correct option is
 makes us not  give up.

Although, it is Ok to say 

"We are made not to give up"  

( because "make" stands in the Passive Voice) 

9 Nov 2015     


Thank you, I have the same opinion, therefore the  sentence is incorrect)

9 Nov 2015     


I definitely agree with Giorgi, it is incorrect. 

10 Nov 2015     


Hi there ,what about the whole sentence,
(Wish you strong faith that makes us not to give up.),don �t you think it was better to say (Wish you strong faith that doesn �t make us give up easily.) What do you think!

10 Nov 2015