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causative verbs (negative form)

 
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dido4



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:38 pm    Post subject: causative verbs (negative form) Reply with quote

Anna had her son not to ride a bike.
It's a sentence of causative verb, have.

1. In the sentence, can we put to after the verb, had, in the negative form?

2. Are there any examples like this?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:12 pm    Post subject: Re: causative verbs (negative form) Reply with quote

dido4 wrote:
Anna had her son not to ride a bike.
It's a sentence of causative verb, have.

1. In the sentence, can we put to after the verb, had, in the negative form?

2. Are there any examples like this?


I'm not sure what you mean in your question, but the original sentence is not correct. "Anna had her son not ride a bike." is possible, although I'm not sure it's a sentence we would use, as there would be better ways to say it, such as "Anna told her son not to ride a bike." or maybe "Anna made her son not ride a bike." Still doesn't sound too good to me. Sometimes it depends on the story behind it, but you don't need the "to" in the first sentence.
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