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    Make Something

    How to use "make"?

    1. make an offer
    2. make a payment
    3. make a payoff
    4. make an appeal
    5. make a solicitation
    6. make a bribe
    7. make a deal
    8. make a win

    Could all of those be standard English?

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    Re: Make Something

    3, 6 and 8 don't sound natural to me.

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    #3

    Re: Make Something

    Quote Originally Posted by marvan1 View Post
    6. make a bribe

    8. make a win
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    These do not sound natural to me.

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    Re: Make Something

    I'd add #5 to the list of those that don't sound natural. Indeed, I feel that 'make a (noun)' is not the most natural option in most contexts, though I wouldn't change the Godfathers 'made him an offer he couldn't refuse'.

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    Re: Make Something

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I'd add #5 to the list of those that don't sound natural. Indeed, I feel that 'make a (noun)' is not the most natural option in most contexts, though I wouldn't change the Godfathers 'made him an offer he couldn't refuse'.
    You can make a suggestion, though.

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