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    make up

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to help me to find a proper interpretation of the phrasal verb in bold in the following sentence?

    Im pleased to inform you that we will have a guest speaker next Tuesday who will be able to make up for my ignorance on this topic.

    make up = compensate, provide for a deficiency

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    Re: make up

    Yes, compensate.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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