I'll have Hudson show you to your room.
I'll have Hudson show you to your room. VS. I'll make Hudson show you to your room.
Is there any nuance between the words, have and make when they are used as a coercive verb?
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Have sounds much more polite than make. Making someone do something implies that you are forcing them. Since it is probably Hudson's job to show you to your room, we shouldn't have to force him. Certainly, no hotel would want a guest to think that its employees have to be forced to perform their duties. I'm not sure how to explain it. As a native speaker, I just understand the difference without thinking. So, you challenge me to try to explain. (That's a good challenge.)
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