[Grammar] He made me a singer.

shikemoku

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I would like to ask whether the below sentence is OK, though I have seen a similar question and answers to it in this forum.

He made me a singer.

I saw someone's comment saying it is unlikely that a single person makes you into a singer.
Does this mean the sentence is OK in the situation where you owe everything to a person for your becoming a singer?

Thank you in advance.
 

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In the situation where the person involved is responsible for you having become a singer, it's fine. It could be your singing teacher, a parent, anyone who had a lot of involvement in your career as a singer.
 

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So it is the matter of how much the person is involved.
Thank you very much for clear explanation.

I really appreciate it.
 

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So it is a matter of how much the person is involved.
Thank you very much for clear explanation.

I really appreciate it.

It is a matter of how much influence a person was on you or your career. You might hear:

He made me what I am today.

That means the person being spoken about was highly influential in that person's (the speaker's) development.
 
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