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    remaking of six sentences 16

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough verify the remaking of the following six sentences, using different collocations with the verb “make” instead of the italicized words and phrases?

    1.1. She ventured to say that she was going to get married the moment she left school.
    1.2. She made bold to say that she was going to get married the moment sh left school.

    2.1. I can’t understand your friend.
    2.2. I can’t make out your friend.

    3.1. You must have your old coat altred.
    3.2. You must have your old coat made over.

    4.1. They went to the gate as soon as the lights in the house went down.
    4.2. They made for the gate as soon as the lights in the house went down.

    5.1. The two reconciled only after a lapse of ten years.
    5.2. The two made it up only after the lapse of ten years.

    6.1. He invented a dozen excuses for being absent from the lecture.
    6.2. He made up a dozen excuses for being absent from the lecture.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards

    V.

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    Re: remaking of six sentences 16

    Hmm, not easy
    1
    2 make my mind up about
    3
    4 made towards / made off for (if that's not cheating)
    5 made things up
    6 made a dozen excuses

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    Re: remaking of six sentences 16

    Hi Tdol,

    Thank you for your kind thought of me.

    There are a few excerpts of my Dictionary as well as further links in conformation of my wording in my original post above.

    dare, venture, take courage, make bold, make so bold as,
    make bold = take upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission
    make bold = dare, presume, take the liberty of doing something, as in “Let me make bold and ask you to back me as a member”, or “I will not make so bold as to criticize a respected scholar.
    make bold: Information and Much More from Answers.com

    make out = understand, as in “I can't make out what she is trying to say.
    make out: Information and Much More from Answers.com

    make for = go toward, as in “They turned around and made for home.”
    make for: Information and Much More from Answers.com

    Regards

    V.

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