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    He made me a dress. He made me a doctor.

    1. He made me a dress.


    2. He made me a doctor.



    Is sentence 2 sounds natural?

    Do native speakers often say like 2 instead of 'He made me to be a doctor'?

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    Re: He made me a dress. He made me a doctor.

    Does sentence (2) sound natural? It does.
    In the relevant context, you would often hear sentence (2) being used rather than the other suggestion you offered.

    In fact, "He made me to be a doctor" is a little bit funny. Think about it.

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    Re: He made me a dress. He made me a doctor.

    "He made me to be a doctor" is incorrect grammatically. If you mean that someone forced you into that career, then you would say "He made me be/become a doctor". You could say "He made me study to be a doctor".

    "He made me a doctor" is OK but unlikely as one person does not mould you into a profession.

    He made me angry.
    She made me a better person.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: He made me a dress. He made me a doctor.

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    1. He made me a dress. He made a dress for me.

    2. He made me a thief. He turned me into a thief. (He forced me to steal for him.)
    I have changed #2 to show how I would use this construction. No single person changes a man into a doctor.

    Rover

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