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    #1

    Practice makes a man perfect or practice makes for a perfect man.

    Hello,

    I have been trying to understand the need for preposition "for" in "make for" by inserting and removing "for" in some sentences. At times, I get confused about the need for "for" as in the following:

    A) The mountain of press releases on teleworking and how it makes for happier moms. (Source: www.fraze.it)
    A1) The mountain of press releases on teleworking and how it makes moms happier.

    B) Practice makes a winning team.(Source: www.Thefreedictionary.com
    B1) Practice makes for a winning team.

    C) Practice makes a man perfect.
    C1) Practice makes for a perfect man.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.
    Last edited by gurpreetgill4u; 28-Dec-2016 at 12:28.

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    #2

    Re: Practice makes a man perfect or practice makes for a perfect man.

    Your revisions are all OK. Note that A and A1 look like titles; they aren't complete sentences.
    I am not a teacher.

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