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Re: Make

Posted by ESC on February 22, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Mary will make John a fine wife. posted by Bob on February 22, 2004

: : Hi!

: : An Englsih text book has a sentence below.

: : "Mary will make John a fine wife."

: : I think this is a strange sentence, but the book says it means 'Mary will be a fine wife to John.'

: : I wonder if this sentence has such a meaning.

: : Thanks for you answer.

: : Tom
: Yes, strange as it may seem, it is understood just that way.

In West Virginia, we used "make" to mean "will become." "She's going to make a teacher." Meaning she is studying to be a teacher.