verb "make" is similar to "get" and "have" when used to
express that someone is doing work for you.
I made him clean his room.
The police officer made me pull over.
Her supervisor made her work on Sunday.
above examples have this word order:
Subject + "make" + direct
object + Verb (in the simple form)
This usage expresses that
the subject has some sort of power or influence to have someone
or something do something.
father made him wash the car.
made her husband help her clean the kitchen.
If she doesn't
make her daughter eat her vegetables, she won't eat them.
I made the store give me my
money back when I returned a broken cell phone.
The government made the company
pay a large fine because it did something illegal.
Please don't make me work on
the weekend. I want to spend time with my family instead.
Note: I've included
this lesson among the passive exercises because in some
ways it's similar. However, in these examples you'll see there is no
use of the verb "be" before "make." That would be different: