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Hi,

Could you teach/advise me, if I am correct in these sentences, pls?


She made me embarrassed, I was embarrassed. (Adj here)

She made me laugh / laughing. (Both are correct) (Verb of perception)

It is a medium / median size. (Share the same word and meaning here?)

This truck has been lifted modified. vs This trucked has been lifted and modified. (Both ways are correct here?)


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John AkiShe made me embarrassed. (Adj here)

Yes.

John AkiI was embarrassed. (Adj here)

The sentence is fine. Most probably "embarrassed" is an adjective, but interpretation as passive verb may also be possible in some contexts.

John AkiShe made me laugh.

OK.

John AkiShe made me laughing.

Not possible.

John AkiIt is a medium size.

This may be possible in some situations, for example when referring to an item of clothing that comes in small, medium and large sizes. In other cases we might instead say "It is medium-size(d)".

John AkiIt is a median size.

This is an unlikely thing to say. "median" is a technical word hardly used in everyday language. It has a specific technical meaning that you can look up. It does not mean the same as "medium".

John AkiThis truck has been lifted modified.

No.

John Aki This truck has been lifted and modified.

OK.

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John Aki

Hi,

Could you teach/advise me, if I am correct in these sentences, pls?


She made me (FEEL) embarrassed, I was embarrassed. (Adj here) Participle adj. Yes.

She made me laugh / laughing. (Both are correct) (Verb of emotions) perception) Sad, cry, laugh, embarrassed. Laughing is a present particple that can not be used here. But ok in this sentence: He was so funny that I was rolling on the floor "laughing" in pain.

It is a medium / median size. (Share the same word and meaning here?)No! Median - is totally something different. Not appicable here.

This truck has been lifted modified. vs This trucked has been lifted and modified. (Both ways are correct here? No, the "lifted" trucks you are talking about are those with the suspenion modified and equiped with special hydrolic shocks and over-sized tires for off-road purposes. In street slang is "jacked up"


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Thanks Sir,

I just remembered after "let, help and make" have to be a plain form.


She made me laugh or cry. (Plain form and a verb here which make sense)

She made me leave school early today. (Plain form and a verb here)


She made me embarrassed. (This is an adj....therefore no a plain form, I don't understand why this is also correct?)

This assignment made me tired. (Adj here.... same puzzle to me?)


Do you think can you explain to me why? pls I am/got stuck again here...


Thanks in advance

Aki

She always makes me nervous. (Adj here...)

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Some experts may not agree with this approach. This is how I explain the participle Adjectives.

Make - is one of those causative verbs that has its set of behaviors. This pattern, Sub +Make one + participle adjective. is very common and it has a passive connotation. Take your sentence for instance: She made me (feel) embarrassed. which has a passive notion that you were being embarrassed. You can replace "embarrassed" with another past participle adjectives: exhausted/ rejuvenated/ wasted and etc. When the past participle adjective describes emotions and physical being, it is often used with " feel " e.g. She makes me feel unwanted/ rejected . Hope this helps.

John AkiShe made me embarrassed. (This is an adj....therefore no a plain form, I don't understand why this is also correct?)
This assignment made me tired.
(Adj here.... same puzzle to me?) Do you think can you explain to me why? pls I am/got stuck again here...

I'm not sure how to explain why, except just to say that "make someone/something adj." is a valid pattern in English. It is a property of the verb "make" that allows this. A few other verbs work the same way, such as "turn" and "get" (e.g. "the water turned green" or "it gets me angry"). Most verbs do not allow this pattern.

Thank you Mr Anonymous~

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Thanks again Mr Anonymous, we (A group of the medical students who love English) love your pattern. It helps a lot.

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