LINGUIST List 27.4122

Fri Oct 14 2016

Disc: What are the differences between these sentences?

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 12-Oct-2016
From: Nagayuki Maeda <>
Subject: What are the differences between these sentences?
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ⅰ My wife made me stop smoking.
ⅱ My wife had me stop smoking.
ⅲ My wife got me stop smoking.
ⅳ My wife let me stop smoking.

I think all these sentences have similar meaning, but in fact, there are differences due to the causative verbs used.

I want to investigate proper usage of causative verbs by looking differences among these sentences.

Then, please tell me what differences exist between these sentences and what kind of situations can each sentences be used in?

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

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