Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Unregistered Guest

    Default "Make up for" or "Makes up for"

    Hi! I was wondering if in the phrase "I hope that its beauty make up for the trouble", the phrasal verb "make up" should be "makes up". Thanks.

  2. #2
    bianca is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • Swedish
      • Home Country:
      • Sweden
      • Current Location:
      • Sweden
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1,044
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: "Make up for" or "Makes up for"

    makes up for - mind the verb-noun agreement (it is the subject, noun singular)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    557
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: "Make up for" or "Makes up for"

    I would have thought "beauty" was the subject.

  4. #4
    bianca is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • Swedish
      • Home Country:
      • Sweden
      • Current Location:
      • Sweden
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1,044
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: "Make up for" or "Makes up for"

    yes, I was wrong. probably too much in a hurry...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •