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    #1

    made me become

    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?

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    #2

    Re: made me become

    I like 2 better.

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    #3

    Re: made me become

    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
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    #4

    Re: made me become

    Thanks a lot, Mike and Mathew. Is 1 acceptable, though 'become' is redundant?

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    #5

    Re: made me become

    #1 is acceptable. I don't think 'become' is redundant. The two sentences have different shades of meaning to me.

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    #6

    Re: made me become

    To me, the sentence with "become" sounds more coercive. "They forced me to become a better person".

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    #7

    Re: made me become

    I got it. Thanks so much for your great help.

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    #8

    Re: made me become

    You could avoid the redundancy by saying they made me into a better person.

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