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    make for/drop out

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    1. The children took their ice skates and made for the frozen pond.

    2. They turned around and made for home.

    3. The bee got his load of pollen and made for the hive.

    4. After the concert, the crowd made for the nearest door.

    make for = to go toward; start in the direction of.

    5. This system makes for better communication.

    make for = create, provide

    6. The large print makes for easier reading.

    7. What have you made for your country?

    make for = contribute to, tend to

    8. In the middle of the race, Joe got a blister on his foot and had to drop out.

    9. Teenagers who drop out of high school have trouble finding jobs.

    10. Two of the team have dropped out, and I don't know where we'll find replacements.

    11. It is obvious that the letter "m" has dropped out.

    12. After the eighth grade poorer pupils drop out completely.

    drop out = to stop attending; quit; stop; leave

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.


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    Exclamation Re: make for/drop out

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
    1. The children took their ice skates and made forthe frozen pond.

    2. They turned around and made for home.

    3. The bee got his load of pollen and made for the hive.

    4. After the concert, the crowdmade for the nearest door.

    make for = to go toward; start in the direction of= to cause a particular result or situation.

    Both teams are on good form, which should make for a great game

    5. This system makes for better communication.

    make for = create, provide

    6. The large print makes for easier reading.

    7. What have you made for your country?

    make/made for = contribute to, tend to=to be completely suitable for each other, especially as husband and wife:.
    Sio and Joe were made for each other.

    8. In the middle of the race, Joe got a blister on his foot and had to drop out.

    9. Teenagers who drop out of high school have trouble finding jobs.

    10. Two of the team have dropped out, and I don't know where we'll find replacements.

    11. It is obvious that the letter "m" has beendropped out. I think it should be a passive construction

    12. After the eighth grade poorer pupils drop out completely.

    drop out = to stop attending; quit; stop; leave OK

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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    Last edited by sarat_106; 01-Dec-2009 at 04:47.

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