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    #1

    make experience

    Extracted from Out of Africa:

    The author is describing the African landscape in early morning time.

    "The air of the morning was cold, it had that twinge in it which in Northern countries means that the frost is not far away. However often you make the experience,—I thought,—it is still impossible to believe, in this coolness and shade, that the heat of the sun and the glare of the sky, in a few hours’ time, will be hard to bear."

    I am quite confused with the underlined words. I thought "make experience" means "artificially create an experience". If that is true, then how come it is impossible to believe such experience?

    Dear Teachers, please help me out. Thanks!

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    Re: make experience

    I find it very unnatural.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: make experience

    It could be a dated expression as the book's several decades old. As the author of Out of Africa was Danish, so it could also be some first language interference. It is an unnatural expression to me.

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