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Dear Maria,

Please translate into Latin. In fact, I'd like to know how to express the construction of 'make a person to do..'.

You make(made) me feel alive.

Thank you.

J

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Dear John,

the construction of “make a person to do..” translates as “efficere ut..” or “facere ut” + the subjunctive, according to the "consecutio temporum"(Sequence of tenses).

Therefore  “You make me feel alive” can be translated as :”Efficis ut vigeam” or “Facis  ut  vigeam”, while “You made me feel alive” corresponds to “Effecisti ut vigerem” or “Fecisti  ut  vigerem”.

Bye,

Maria

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