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    #1

    make sth do sth???

    Is such a structure possible? Eg. ''It makes wealth become people's lives purposes". Are there any other errors? My student wrote such a sentence and I'm a little confused about its correctness...

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    Re: make sth do sth???

    It makes wealth become people's lives purposes


    The underlined part is not correct.

    It makes wealth become people's purpose in life.
    It makes the pursuit of wealth become people's purpose in life


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    #3

    Re: make sth do sth???

    yes, agreed with tdmc

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    #4

    Re: make sth do sth???

    'People's life purpose' can be an alternative.

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    Re: make sth do sth???

    Quote Originally Posted by Clement John View Post
    Yes, I agree with tedmc.
    Please take care when replying.

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