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    'make for'

    But with the melting snow and rain, roads were left slushy and slippery, making for a slow commute.


    Hi,
    I wonder what's the meaning of this phrasal verb in this sentence, please. "To head" doesn't seem to fit here. "To cause" seems to go well with this context.
    Could you please provide a few examples of how to use it?
    Thanks a lot.

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    Smile Re: 'make for'

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    But with the melting snow and rain, roads were left slushy and slippery, making for a slow commute.


    Hi,
    I wonder what's the meaning of this phrasal verb in this sentence, please. "To head" doesn't seem to fit here. "To cause" seems to go well with this context.
    Could you please provide a few examples of how to use it?
    Thanks a lot.
    making for = causing; resulting in


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    #3

    Re: 'make for'

    thanks a lot!

    this PV is new to me. does the following sentence work, please?

    Katrina was a terrible hurricane that hit the city of New Orleans in 2005, making for the death of thousands of people.

    thanks again!

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    Smile Re: 'make for'

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    thanks a lot!

    this PV is new to me. does the following sentence work, please?

    Katrina is/was the terrible hurricane that hit the city of New Orleans in 2005, making for the deaths of thousands of people.

    thanks again!

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