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05 / 12 / 2003

TO MAKE-4: meaning and examples


Today is the last day we will look at expressions with the verb MAKE. Today we concentrate on another very common meaning: to cause something to happen or change.

To make somebody do something

Example 1: My boss is trying to make me work weekends, but I honestly can't, due to my family obligations.

Example 2: The Clint Eastwood film, "Bridges of Madison," made me cry.

To make somebody happy, sad, angry, etc.

Example 3: Winning the award made him very happy.

To make it known

Example 4: He never misses a chance to make it known that his father is the president of the company.

Try to make the best of your day. :-)