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    make for

    "Adding food scarcity and expensive fuel to the mix have made for a very volatile situation, he said."

    in the text above, does "made for" mean "caused" or "led to"?
    how common is it used in informal conversations, please?

    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Re: make for

    Yes, it carries those meanings.

    As to how common it is, that's not easy to answer. I've heard the construct, usually in slightly formal or academic contexts.

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