I like 2 better.
Student or Learner
1. They made me become a better person and a better basketball player.
2. They made me a better person and a better basketball player.
Are the two sentences as goodl, please?
I think 'become' is redundant because 'make' already carries the meaning of 'become' according to definition#8 at http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie.../make_1?q=make
I am not a teacher.
Thanks a lot, Mike and Mathew. Is 1 acceptable, though 'become' is redundant?
#1 is acceptable. I don't think 'become' is redundant. The two sentences have different shades of meaning to me.
To me, the sentence with "become" sounds more coercive. "They forced me to become a better person".
I got it. Thanks so much for your great help.
You could avoid the redundancy by saying they made me into a better person.