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    make it to a place in time/make a place in time

    Hi everyone,

    I have a sentence:

    "We'll never make the airport in time. The traffic's too bad!"

    I always say: "make it to the airport" That's why I'm baffled by this one. The example was taken from The New Headway.

    I would expect the sentence to sound like this:

    "We'll never make it to the airport in time."

    Please correct if I am wrong.

    Thank you.

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    Re: make it to a place in time/make a place in time

    One meaning of 'make' is 'to reach a particular place' (Macmillan), so 'make the airport' means 'reach the airport'.

    Your version is correct, too, of course.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 30-Nov-2013 at 23:59.

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