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Posted by R. Berg on February 23, 2004

In Reply to: Mary will make John a fine wife. posted by Tom on February 23, 2004

: Thanks for your answers.

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

: You mean "Mary will make John a fine wife."
: sounds strange, but it could mean 'Mary will be a fine wife to John.'?

: Thanks again.
: Tom

Yes, that's exactly what it means. Mary will become a fine wife for John. It doesn't mean that Mary will turn John into a wife.