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14 / 12 / 2006

TO MAKE (REVISION)-4: meaning and examples

Good morning.

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

To make somebody do something
My boss is trying to make me work weekends, but I honestly can't, due to my family obligations.

The Clint Eastwood movie, "Bridges of Madison," made me cry.

To make somebody happy, sad, angry, etc.
Winning the award made him very happy.

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

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