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I made him do his homework.
(1) Is this sentence form correct? [subject + make(s)/made + object + v] or verb phrases?
She helped me get rid of my addiction for cigarettes.
I don't really grasp the structure(the reasoning behind it) of these types of sentences.
(2) Are the causatives and help(in this case) modal verbs?
(If they are modal verbs, then I can understand why the verbs behind them are in base form. So, are they?)
(2) Are the causatives and help(in this case) modal verbs?-- No, they are main verbs 'causing' bare infinitive verbs.
(If they are modal verbs, then I can understand why the verbs behind them are in base form. So, are they?-- No. Modals are not the only verbs that take infinitives.)
bare infinitive - an infinitive without the preposition to?
Have one additional question
How would you call the help verb in this case (I don't think it is a causative verb, is it?)?
How would you call the help verb in this case (I don't think it is a causative verb, is it?)?-- 'Causative verbs' are a wide collection of verbs in which the infinitive clause represents the resulting state. If that definition holds, then 'help' is certainly a causative verb there.
I had no idea!
I just followed the grammar book, thinking causative verbs are make, get, let, have...
Now I know better! Thanks for the input.
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