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Grammatical Errors We Make in English Without Knowing

All right, phenoms. Let's play this grammar game right about now.

RULE OF THUMB:

MAKE + SOMEBODY + TO + DO + SOMETHING.no

MAKE + SOMEBODY + DO + SOMETHING. Yes

Don't make me TO change my mind. No

Don't make me change my mind. Yes

Hadassah has made me TO become a better cook. No

Hadassah has made me become a better cook.yes

Kunle made me TO feel guilty. No

Kunle made me feel guilty. Yes

Those clothes make her TO look ridiculous. No

Those clothes make her look ridiculous. Yes

Humility made him TO prostrate himself before the septuagenarian. no

Humility made him prostrate himself before the septuagenarian. Yes

Their outbursts made us TO panick. No

Their outbursts made us panick. Yes

English Doctor Craig's accent makes me TO think he is British. No

English Doctor Craig's accent makes me think he is British. Yes

What made you TO travel at dead of night? No

What made you travel at dead of night? Yes

We've got to go now because TIME IS AGAINST US. No

We've got to go now because we're working AGAINST TIME. Yes

-If you do something AGAINST TIME, you do it as fast as you can because you don't have much time. 

TRUTH BE TOLD/KNOWN, my sister will not marry that man, because she doesn't love him. No

IF* (THE) TRUTH BE TOLD /KNOWN, my sister will not marry that man, because she doesn't love him. Yes

-Never drop that IF, otherwise, your sentence is incomplete and unacceptable. It's an idiomatic expression. 

#SpeakCorrectly. 

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