Posted by ESC on February 22, 2004
In Reply to: 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.