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# Ultimate GMAT Grammar Book Query

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17 Mar 2012, 13:23
Hi All,

I am confused with the usage of causative verbs, when I should use "to" before the verb and not use "to"

Below examples are from Ultimate gmat grammar book exercise (pg 118)

1. We should help Jennifer "study" for her final exams --- Correct

I thought

We should help Jennifer "to study" for her final exams

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Ralph is getting Julia "to write" his essay ---Correct

I thought

Ralph is getting Julia "write" his essay ---

Where am I going wrong,

Thanks,

Ravi

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17 Mar 2012, 13:35
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Hi All,

I am confused with the usage of causative verbs, when I should use "to" before the verb and not use "to"

Below examples are from Ult gmat grammar book exercise (pg 118)

1. We should help Jennifer "study" for her final exams --- Correct

I thought

We should help Jennifer "to study" for her final exams

Both are correct actually. You can say "help to + verb" or "help + verb"
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2.

Ralph is getting Julia "to write" his essay ---Correct

I thought

Ralph is getting Julia "write" his essay ---

Where am I going wrong,

Thanks,

Ravi

Hm... I am wondering if you are confusing "get" and "have"
You have to have a "to" after "get" Ralph got Julia to write his essay.
But not really after "have" - Ralph had Julia write his essay (though I am not sure if this is proper/correct English - that's how spoken is)
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17 Mar 2012, 15:18
Hm... I am wondering if you are confusing "get" and "have"
You have to have a "to" after "get" Ralph got Julia to write his essay.
But not really after "have" - Ralph had Julia write his essay (though I am not sure if this is proper/correct English - that's how spoken is)

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I think I get what you mean and thinking about it now I was confusing between get and have.

Still would appreciate if you could point me any link for more info related to my questions.

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25 May 2013, 01:22
Hey BB...

I think there is a error in Gmat club -Ultimate GMAT Grammar book- Chapter Unequal Comparisons pg 79

Below is the line which is erroneous.

Non-countable nouns use many, much, little, less + noun + as

As far as I know, we use many for countable nouns and not for non-countable nouns.

I am not expert in verbal, so please correct if I am wrong.

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