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    Post SVOC or SVCO

    Thank you in advance.
    (1) He made his plans clear.
    (2) He made clear his plans.
    Are both (1) and (2) possible? If both are possible, what the difference between (1) and (2)?

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    Default Re: SVOC or SVCO

    Quote Originally Posted by Yoshihiro_1 View Post
    Thank you in advance. Unnecessary.
    (1) He made his plans clear.
    (2) He made clear his plans.
    Are both (1) and (2) possible? If both are possible, what is the difference between (1) and (2)?
    Both are possible. There is no difference. (1) is more commonly heard.

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    Default Re: SVOC or SVCO

    The second variety might be heard more when there is more information than "his plans", so that "to make" and "clear" aren't separated by too much. For example:

    I have a plan to win the lottery, travel the world and open an animal sanctuary.
    I made clear my plan to win the lottery, travel the world and open an animal sanctuary. (Neat sentence)
    I made my plan to win the lottery, travel the world and open an animal sanctuary clear. (Not so neat with "clear" right after "sanctuary")
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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