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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
I ____________ redecorated last year.

When the technicians were here, I _________________ at the wiring problem.

At work they _________ everyone have an evaluation every six months. Everyone has to do it.

In prison, they don't _____ you go outside of the gates.

Janet said that she won't ___________ to the party.

Does your boss _____ you have time off at Christmas?

I would never marry a man who _______ me do all the housework.

I ____________ the grass for me.

Josh ____________ do 50 press-ups every morning. He does it even when he doesn't feel like it.


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169 Comments on “How to show authority – Causative Verbs”


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I made myself finish the quiz.

Saturday, October 4th 2014

    Good Job :D SamKuang
    _______________________________________
    I hope there is anybody wants to practice his English with me voice chat :)
    my skype is khalid_3ade

    Sunday, October 5th 2014

      sorry It is
      (( Khalid_3adel ))
      I forgot the L

      Sunday, October 5th 2014

        Clear and concise lesson on causative verbs.

        How about the following sentence: I got John going to school today.

        Is it a causative sentence?

        Regards

        Sunday, October 5th 2014

          Regina it would be I got John to go to school today.

          Friday, March 6th 2015

          I agree.

          Wednesday, September 9th 2015

        Cool, try to add u in skype.

        Sunday, October 5th 2014

          Could your please add me?
          My skype account: doer.yang.
          Waiting for your information.

          Monday, October 6th 2014

          of course no problem man :D

          Monday, October 6th 2014

        Khalid can I add u?

        Monday, October 6th 2014

          of course you can :D but the most important thing that we talk in English only :D

          Monday, October 6th 2014

          Hi, please add me to your skype conversation. my login: luk luk . I will be very grateful!

          Thursday, October 9th 2014

        i want someone add me to skype to chat with him in english
        my skype is (eng.hussein)

        Saturday, October 11th 2014

        i am start to learn english .i want someone helps me.
        please if you see this messenge write something.
        i am from africa.before i speak french now i decide to learn english very fast.
        i want friends in different countries to discuss with me

        Thursday, October 30th 2014

          I saw your message and now I’m replying. You said you decided to learn English good for you.. its really gonna help you to make new friends from different countries. Just keep practising. Good luck and tc

          Sunday, December 28th 2014

thank you very much for your class ! :D I got 100

Saturday, October 4th 2014

thanks lot for your help

Saturday, October 4th 2014

    Hi kerryorane ,can u add me on skype? I want to practice my english skill with you…

    Monday, November 17th 2014

Nine out of nine, nice! Thank you, Jade.

Saturday, October 4th 2014

    i do not understand whta means by nine out of nine, nice.please anwser me.i am hungry about knowledge.

    Thursday, October 30th 2014

      Kony the test on this page is out of nine and if you get everything correct you would say nine out of nine or if it was out of 10 ten out of ten
      Nine=9

      Friday, March 6th 2015

7 out of 9.Thank you

Sunday, October 5th 2014

Bingo! What a great lesson Jade. I think it’s a little bit confusing when we have to use infinitives or (to + infinitives) after verbs. Could you help us by giving some tricks you probably know? Either you could make a lesson about this, or not; we all appreciate your time teaching us.
All the best to you!

Sunday, October 5th 2014

    I find it a little bit confusing too. I would like to improve my english skills, do you like to speak on skype? If yes, let me know your id.
    best wishes!

    Tuesday, October 14th 2014

      Hi eniko if you agree we could chat on skype in order to improve our English skills. My skype id is shelter9991. Bye for now.

      Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

      please i would like to improve my english, because i am a beginning, if somebody stard new thing is very difficult for him.

      Thursday, October 30th 2014

      Hellow Eniko,
      From a long period of time I was looking for a native speaker & finally i got you.
      I request you that please add me in your skype Id, I would be highly thankful.
      My Id: ash_karnwal@yahoo.com.

      Regards

      Friday, October 31st 2014

      hi eniko can u add me on skype? i want to practice my english with you.

      Saturday, November 15th 2014

        my skype name:fil_04

        Saturday, November 15th 2014

      Hi Eniko, Could you add me your skype to practice? See you.

      Saturday, December 13th 2014

      hey i want too , for more praktic english , my skype is
      kimoyon

      Saturday, January 3rd 2015

thank you jade

Sunday, October 5th 2014

That is a great lesson . Thank you jade

Sunday, October 5th 2014

Thank you ,Jade .I got 100!

Sunday, October 5th 2014

Thanks so much . Perfect presentation

Sunday, October 5th 2014

You got 9 correct out of 9 …. :D

I had some doubt about Causative Verbs before.. This lesson was really helpful…

Thank You very much for the Great lesson Jade!

Sunday, October 5th 2014

Oh! my score was perfect! I was confused though…lucky :D
Thank you, Jade :)

Sunday, October 5th 2014

    hi Happy04 can u add me on the skype fil_04..i want to practice my english with u

    Saturday, November 15th 2014

useful lesson, Thank you ^^

Sunday, October 5th 2014

Thank you Jade! I could get 100 because of you! Causative verbs often make me confused. It’s still difficult to use to me. I have to take more effort for it. I’ll make myself study and practice to understand them.

Sunday, October 5th 2014

Hi, I’m french and I come for the 1st time on your web site ! very interesting !
I wonder in this leson why you write the verbs without “to” like …I let Tom go….and why you put TO before look in ”I let them to look !
I made 2 mistakes with that in the quizz !
Thank for youor explication ..
B.R

Sunday, October 5th 2014

Thank you Jade for the lesson!
I have a question: why in the last sentence there is: “Tom LET Sarah” and not “Tome LETS Sarah”?
Thank you,
Ana

Sunday, October 5th 2014

    Soltys Ana, the sentence in the past simple.

    Tuesday, October 7th 2014

    I wonder this answer too. it could be simple past tense sentence. ‘let’ is irregular verb . ıts situation in past is same

    Tuesday, October 21st 2014

No bad to me

Sunday, October 5th 2014

Thanks Jade!!!

Sunday, October 5th 2014

thank u

Sunday, October 5th 2014

Thanks Jade for all !
I do have a question. The sentence : “Tom let Sarah leave the office early” is a past sentence, isn’t it ? Otherwise you would write :”Tom lets Sarah leave the office now”, that is ?
Thank you in advance

Sunday, October 5th 2014

    Hi Marquito,

    The Present Simple vs. Past Simple form of those verbs which take the same form in both tenses (e.g. cost – cost, let – let, hit – hit) is easily differentiable in their 3rd person (only), that is, thanks to the “-(e)s” suffix. Compare:
    The book cost 100 dollars. (past fact)
    The book costs 100 dollars. (present fact)

    In a sentence like “I hit him hard.” / “I let her do that.” you need an adverb, e.g. now and again (= from time to time, sometimes), yesterday etc., if there is no other context (the sentence isn’t a part of a narrative such as a story), which would help the listener to work out how the speaker actually meant it – past or present.

    Thus, “Tom let Sarah leave the office early.” is a sentence in Past Simple (thus, let has no “-s” suffix in this example).
    Your second sentence (unless you are commenting and use short phrases e.g. in sports) should be
    “Tom is letting Sarah leave the office early now/today,” where NOW means “at this very moment”, “right now”.

    The below examples are also correct:
    “Tom lets Sarah leave the office NOW AND AGAIN (= sometimes, occasionally).”
    “Tom OFTEN lets Sarah leave the office early.”
    “Tom let Sarah leave the office early today,” that is, Sarah already left.

    Sunday, October 5th 2014

      Thank you for your answer David! It’s clear up

      Monday, October 6th 2014

This is a very useful lesson! I’ve never known that the word ‘make’ can be used like this before. I really like this lesson:)

Sunday, October 5th 2014

my skype id ayaz.khoso3 let’s practice english speaking?

Sunday, October 5th 2014

awesome :D nice Teacher
____________________________
I hope there is anybody wants to practice his English with me voice chat :)
my skype is khalid_3adel

Sunday, October 5th 2014

    i want to pratice english with you but you can try to understant me because my english is not very developping

    Thursday, October 30th 2014

    Hi Monstero my Id is ash_karnwal@yahoo.com.

    Please chat with me.

    Friday, October 31st 2014

Yes, you were right in comments about your accent. At the start it might be difficult to some people to understand you, but it becomes clear after several viewed lessons. You are great! Thanks for the lessons and happiness to you!

Sunday, October 5th 2014

I got the full mark, I hope to remember that for long time

Sunday, October 5th 2014

Great lesson.Thank you very much Jade, i got 7 out of 9.

Sunday, October 5th 2014

full mark :) yayyy

Sunday, October 5th 2014

    i want to pratice english with you but you can try to understant me because my english is not very developping

    Thursday, October 30th 2014

    Hi Bherenike,
    How are you friend?
    Could you please add me in you Skypee because I want to chat with a female for overcoming my hasitation.

    Regards

    Friday, October 31st 2014

    Hey Bherenike, I’m an English teacher in Iran. would you like giving and taking ideas with me through E-mail?
    If you would like, this is my E-mail address: saremi_meysam@yahoo.com
    I will be pleased with you!

    Friday, November 21st 2014

Hi Jade,

It’s a nice session, if you can give us examples or sentences that will be more useful and helpful.

Sunday, October 5th 2014

i made mistake question 8 and confused give or let time as daily conversation we use give time stuff like that.Its tricky,even British people have bad habits like us:)))

Sunday, October 5th 2014

I got 8 out of 9

Thanks Jade :)

Sunday, October 5th 2014

Great tutorial…BDW i am looking for someone who can practice English speaking with me on skype. My skype id is “rajesh.rezzy”

Sunday, October 5th 2014

God bless you; Your lesson is very informative and very easy to understand; Thanks so much Jade :)

Monday, October 6th 2014

9/9 great.

Monday, October 6th 2014

Thanks jade

Monday, October 6th 2014

Thanks

Monday, October 6th 2014

9/9. So happy :)

Monday, October 6th 2014

    hi khiem, if you wish improve your english, we can talk each other to train by Skype, my Skype is: ailton.rios90

    Thursday, October 9th 2014

    great

    Friday, October 10th 2014

    why are you so happy?give your reason

    Thursday, October 30th 2014

    Hellow Khiem,
    Friend I am Indian & I want to improve my English as a native speaker so please add my skypee for chatting.
    My Id is ash_karnwal@yahoo.com

    Friday, October 31st 2014

9/9

Monday, October 6th 2014

i got 8 out of 9.. nice try though.

Monday, October 6th 2014

:)

Monday, October 6th 2014

from Egypt , thanks a lot Jade , you’re really a handsome , good and cheerful teacher . I wish if you were my school teacher , then I would be much more good in English

Monday, October 6th 2014

Hey Jade, really great lesson, I found in it an answer for a question I had in my mind since a period of time…

Thank you very much, you videos are very useful and helpful…

I have got one question to ask about this sentence “I have the windows cleaned”
If I want to ask a question about “”Windows””, I would say : “”What did I have cleaned?””

is this correct? please correct it if not.
thank you very Much.

Monday, October 6th 2014

This exercise is amazing! I’d say that here is the best place to practice english.

Monday, October 6th 2014

scored 7.

Monday, October 6th 2014

    hi Singh, if you wish improve your english, we can talk each other to train by Skype, my Skype is: ailton.rios90
    bye, see you!

    Thursday, October 9th 2014

      so i will add u my skype(eng.hussein)

      Saturday, October 11th 2014

        eng hussain give me your skype id

        Friday, July 10th 2015

    Don’t worry priyanka.

    Wednesday, December 3rd 2014

this is good…

Tuesday, October 7th 2014

Thank you Jade very useful lesson! Nico

Tuesday, October 7th 2014

i got a 100
Good lesson, as always it`s a pleasure yo hear your accent, and even your sense of humor,

Thanks again see you later alligator

Tuesday, October 7th 2014

great class and great teacher, thank you, it was the first of a lot of vídeos that i’m gonna watch

Tuesday, October 7th 2014

I got 9/9, Great lesson

Wednesday, October 8th 2014

What nice English lessons are there! I found this site for the first time.I am really surprised that lessons of this good quality are available freely. I am very happy to study english with this site.
I think I mistook the use of causative verbs. I often use the causative verb “make” even when I do not have any authority…I am obviously a biginer about English speaking, so maybe they might forgive me… Thank you very much for a beneficial lesson ,teacher Jade.

Wednesday, October 8th 2014

All Done! 9 from 9

Wednesday, October 8th 2014

HI dear all friends I am new in English but I am very eager to learn it in this Case I need help of your Everyone this is my Skype ID Contact me Jamil.241

Thursday, October 9th 2014

That’s truly usefull .great…jade lots of luv 4 u
GBU…

Friday, October 10th 2014

very useful listen

Friday, October 10th 2014

Thanks dear well done as usuall

Friday, October 10th 2014

I mad myself completed the quiz and got 7 correct out of 9 (78 score).
right???

Friday, October 10th 2014

Thank you for this video, i scored 9 out of 9. :)

Friday, October 10th 2014

9/9 Oh yeah!!

Saturday, October 11th 2014

6/9 to bad ):

Monday, October 13th 2014

Wow…super me!
I made myself do the quiz and I got 9/9.
Thank you so much Jade for this lesson!!

Tuesday, October 14th 2014

i got 7 out 9 thank you teacher 100 times

Tuesday, October 14th 2014

Isn’t it

I have John TO clean the windows for me (1st blackboard)

the example I have John clean the windows for me looks like a mistake in which the past particicple is missed…

Wednesday, October 15th 2014

Anyways, how do I say that same sentence in past perfect or past participle?

Wednesday, October 15th 2014

I got 9/9… I still think the example

I have John clean the windows for me (1st blackboard)is odd though (?)

I would have said

I get John to clean the windows for me
OR
I have/ had /have had the windows cleaned by John (for me)

Wednesday, October 15th 2014

I’ve got 8 corect out of 9. It’s good for me. Thanks Jade:-)
P.S. Maybe I will find a language partner via skype too)

Wednesday, October 15th 2014

Yeah! I got 8. This is very useful video for me. thanks

Thursday, October 16th 2014

hello everyone.! is anyone here likes to practice speaking in English?? here’s my skype: aoichobichi.

Friday, October 17th 2014

    Hi Alemrac,
    If you are interested, add me to your skype profile, my skype name is:paulossilva88.
    Let’s improve our English skills.
    By
    I hope to year about you on soon.

    Sunday, October 19th 2014

Thanks for the lesson.

Saturday, October 18th 2014

i got 9/9
lol

Saturday, October 18th 2014

Nice video Jade, I found it very useful, and interesting. thanks a lot!

Sunday, October 19th 2014

Ijust start to study English and I hope to have many friends

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

Thank you so much.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

Thanks… I like the class so much
.

Friday, October 24th 2014

I’ve done it, 9 out of 9, i.e. 100% right.

Saturday, October 25th 2014

wow i got 8 of 9 thanks for the lesson jade

Monday, October 27th 2014

innocent.signer my skype name

Monday, October 27th 2014

    Hi friend,
    Could you please add my skypee?

    I am looking for an english speaker for enhancing my spoken english.
    My ID: ash_karnwal@yahoo.com

    Friday, October 31st 2014

100You got 9 correct out of 9.
:D …..Thanks Jade!!! You were very clear!!!!

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

a clearly lesson, thanks

Sunday, November 2nd 2014

Thank u………..but I want more and more if u don’t mind……

Saturday, November 8th 2014

Great lesson. You explain rules very well. Thank u.

Tuesday, November 11th 2014

thanks Jade, but about this lesson ,i still a little confused.In the quiz,7 correct and two wrong…if you could provide more detailed structure of these sentence and the meaning ,i will appreciated.thanks in advance.

Tuesday, November 11th 2014

hi guys i’m mohamed adil i jus sign in .thanks teacher for this great leson.

Wednesday, November 12th 2014

Thank You. Very Very helpful.

Thursday, November 13th 2014

Girls do you do these skype-chat things too?
Honestly I want to have a group chat with poeple who speak english.

Saturday, November 15th 2014

Thanks got 78% without watching the lesson.

Monday, November 17th 2014

A mazing lesson. Thanks alot

Tuesday, November 18th 2014

thanks jade :)

Sunday, November 30th 2014

Hi jade

Sorry to say that but its little bit confusing.

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014

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Saturday, December 13th 2014

I got 8 out of 9
Thanks Jade :)

Saturday, December 13th 2014

I got 9 of 9 thank you very much.

Thursday, December 18th 2014

got perfect score !! yay how happy i am :D

Wednesday, January 7th 2015

9/9 Thanks,Jade! I like your pronunciation very much!

Sunday, January 11th 2015

Thanks, Jade for this class, although it is litte bit confusing. But I got 9 out of 9!!!.

Saturday, January 17th 2015

Sorry, teacher, but you are wrong about the structure of active causative. You had confused the agent with object. Actually, in your examples the objects are money and price, instead Tom and them. So, the right structure is: S + CV + agent + verb + object.

Saturday, January 17th 2015

9/9. Thanks Jade. Your lessons are absolutely helpful.

Sunday, January 25th 2015

thanks for your lesson, i liked it so much

Tuesday, January 27th 2015

Hello everyone, and thank you for your lesson madam jade, I think you’re the best there is on engvid. With regards.

Wednesday, January 28th 2015

jade made me do the quiz

Friday, February 13th 2015

my Quiz
100
You got 9 correct out of 9

Friday, February 13th 2015

7/9 Interesting! I like you pronunciation,Jade!

Tuesday, March 10th 2015

Wow! First time was better!

Tuesday, March 10th 2015

It is a very useful lesson thanks Jade

Saturday, March 28th 2015

Thank you Ms Jade got 67%.

Thursday, April 9th 2015

I got myself like this lesson !!!

Monday, April 20th 2015

Your Comments got me to leave a comment here.

Sunday, May 10th 2015

What’s the difference between I have John CLEAN the room. and I have John CLEANED the room.?

Saturday, May 23rd 2015

I made the quiz and i killed it

Wednesday, May 27th 2015

But why did Alex in his video (http://www.engvid.com/english-grammar-causative-verbs/) tell to use basic verb form after causative verbs and you say to ude p.p.?

Friday, June 19th 2015

I Got 7 OUT OF 9 :)

Sunday, July 12th 2015

thanks a lot

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

thank you

Saturday, August 1st 2015

Can I talk to the teachers privately!

Wednesday, August 5th 2015

Thank you Ms Jade your lessons are best and you are best.

Tuesday, October 27th 2015

Your so wonderful.I wish you could teach us when and where are silent letters used and different pronunciation of the same letter such as th this and thank ,enough and through.Thank you very much.

Monday, December 14th 2015

8/9 I’m angry but greatiful with you

Friday, January 1st 2016

6/9

Thanks Jade!

Thursday, January 28th 2016

Good job. I’d like to talk with you. Don’t hesitate to contact me.

Friday, February 5th 2016

thnks

Monday, February 8th 2016

I got 7 out of 9, but without watching the video:)
I have the windows cleaned by John.is it right?
Jade, I ‘d like to make a marriage proposal to you, but actually I don’t know to which hand should I propose, to left or to right one:)))

Monday, February 29th 2016

thanks Jade.

Friday, March 18th 2016

I actually got 10/10 without even watching the video most of it I knew because they were really easy then 2 or 1 I had to guess so in a bit

Tuesday, April 26th 2016

I got it. This lesson helped me write my essays properly thanks a lot jade

Wednesday, September 14th 2016

Huhu! Gonna use it :D

Friday, September 23rd 2016
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