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eeky

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Hi,

「ポッターに怪我をさせるわけにはいかない」

(The speaker is saying that he mustn't harm Potter.)

I am puzzled why it is 怪我をさせる and not simply 怪我をする. Doesn't 怪我をする mean do (someone) harm?
 

nekojita

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Yes - you then can get forms like 手をけがする
 

Toritoribe

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Here's a thread of the same topic.
怪我される | Japan Forum

Incidentally, other expressions such like 傷つけさせる are used for "A makes B hurt C" instead of 怪我する/怪我させる.
 
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