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Causative Verb

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  Angbeen Chaudhary  —  Grammar Tips
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Causative verb is a grammatical expression that represents a verb that is causing something to happen in a sentence.


He spilled the tea.

In the above example, spilled is the verb and is further classified as causative verb as it is causing the spilling.

The above sentence can also be written as:

He caused the tea to be spilled.

When a person or thing helps to make something to happen, the verb describing it is termed as a causative verb.


Some examples of causative verbs include:







These verbs can be used as causative verbs in sentences like:

He helped me get out of it.

I forced my mom to go to the party.

In the above sentences, helped and forced are causative verbs and are causing the action to happen.

Sara makes me clean up everyday.  (Active Form)

I was made to clean up everyday by Sara.  (Passive Form)




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