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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #40442: Infinitive sentences
    > Other English exercises on the same topic: Make or do? [Change theme]
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    Infinitive sentences

     Let     FORM   [ let + person + verb ]/ LET SOMEONE DO SOMETHING
    This construction means 'to allow someone to do something.'
    ¡ John lets me drive his new car.
    ¡ Will your parents let you go to the party ?
      I don't know if my boss will let me take the day off.
    FORM  [make + person + verb] / MAKE SOMEONE DO SOMETHING   This construction means 'to force someone to do something.'
    ¡ My teacher made me apologise for what I had said.
    ¡ Did somebody make you wear that ugly hat?
    ¡ She made her children do their homework.
    FORM [want + person + to + verb ] / WANT SOMEONE TO DO SOMETHING

           This construction is also used with would like / expect / allow/ ask

     Nelson Mandela wanted South Africa to be free and get rid of Apartheid.

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