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I have a question on the use of the expression to make clear.
I often see it being used in the form make clear + object, while sometimes it is used in the form make + object + clear.
What is the correct structure?
Thanks in advance
I will provide some examples to explain what I mean.
In some cases you find sentences such as
It may be that others before Galileo had used similar analogies, or had otherwise attempted to make clear the role of language itself in dealing with the world of sense.
thus having a structure which can be described as make + clear + object.
In some other cases you find the structure make + object + clear such as in
Let me make my point clear
Another technique used by Levin that helps make his argument clear and well though out is the use of rhetorical strategies.
Are both structures acceptable? If so, when should you use which?
In the Galileo sentence, 'make' and 'clear' would be separated by a lot of words and hence be more difficult to understand if it read:
" ... to make the role of language itself in dealing with the world of sense clear."
This applies to a lot of separable phrasal verbs.
He picked the piece of paper up. = He picked up the piece of paper.
* He picked the piece of paper that was lying on the floor gathering dust up. NO.