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Yes, I did.

Dear Sir
PLease tell me:The stepmother made Esmerelda do all the house work.
In this statement the verb 'do' means 'to do'.
Thank you.
Best regards
Andrew international

Hello andrew international,

I'm not sure what you mean. The construction is 'make someone do something' - there is no need to add 'to' here, and it would be incorrect to do so. The meaning of 'do' and 'to do' is essentially the same; whether or not to include 'to' depends only on the particular verb before it.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Below here are two headlines of a newspaper
1. Russia changing stance on backing Assad ?
2. Senior Chinese Air Force officer sacked for harassing woman.
Are both sentences grammatically correct ? actually both sentences are missing Auxiliary verbs.

Hello jessica_22,

It is a standard feature of newspaper headlines in English to omit words like this. It is a way for editors to save space and fit more into the headline. Well spotted!

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

thanks sir !!

can somebody tell me the difference between 'It' and 'This'.

Hello jessica_22,

For basic information on 'it' and 'this', please see the Pronouns section of our grammar. Another way to think of the difference between them is that 'this' is used to put the reader's focus on an idea and 'it' is used to refer to something that you've already put the reader's focus on. For example, in the exercise on this page, they say:

S: I know what a problem question is. It's where you've got to answer a difficult question.

'It' is used here because the thing it refers to 'a problem question' has already been brought into focus. 'This' would be a bit awkward here unless you really wanted to emphasise that this idea is what you want to focus on.

I hope this clarifies it a bit for you.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

thank you sir.!

Is this sentence correct?
" Do you have much information about recent crisis? "
I know that "any" is correct in sentence above but how about " MUCH"