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    what is the usage of make in this situation?

    Hello!

    Chandler: She's amazing! She makes the women I dream about look like short, fat, bald men!
    Monica: Well, go over to her! She's not with anyone.
    (Source: Friends S1 Ep6)

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    1. what is the usage of "make" in this situation?
    how does she make the women?? (God? :D)

    2. what is the grammar of the sentence "look like short, fat, bald men"?
    where is the subject of this sentence?
    I think Chandler feels like he is short, fat, bald men...

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    Re: what is the usage of make in this situation?

    In comparison to the first woman, the second woman has all of the appeal of a short, fat, bald man.

    The first woman "makes" the second look like a short, fat, bald man.

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    Re: what is the usage of make in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    The first woman "makes" the second look like a short, fat, bald man.

    Now it is fun. lol!
    Thanks!

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    Re: what is the usage of make in this situation?

    Many of your questions are based on utterances from 'Friends'. Bear in mind that the humour often comes from unusual word combinations.

    In this particular example, 'make someone/something.. look like someone/something else' is quite common, but some of the expressions you have asked about are funny precisely because they are unexpected. Some of them are almost meaningless outside the context of the immediate situation in 'Friends'. I would suggest that you don't take them as models of normal, everyday English.

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    Smile Re: what is the usage of make in this situation?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Some of them are almost meaningless outside the context of the immediate situation in 'Friends'. I would suggest that you don't take them as models of normal, everyday English.
    Hi fivejedjon~

    As a beginner, I have been improved my English without distinguishing them
    Because it's hard to distinguish normal everyday English from them
    Anyway, it's fun to watch, ask, get answers, the whole learning English
    Thanks for the suggestion and all your helps
    And would you recommand any models of normal, everyday English?

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