[Grammar] make a problem

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angelene001

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It makes a lot of problems.

Can we use "make a problem" meaning "cause a problem"?

I think that we can't.
It's not a collocation. But sometimes something is not a collocation but is correct.


But we can say:
It makes the problem even more difficult to solve.
 

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Can we use "make a problem" meaning "cause a problem"?

I think that we can't. It's understandable but not colloquial.

It's not a natural collocation. But sometimes something is not a collocation but is correct.


But we can say:
It makes the problem even more difficult to solve.:tick:​


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HanibalII

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It makes a lot of problems.

Can we use "make a problem" meaning "cause a problem"?

I think that we can't.
It's not a collocation. But sometimes something is not a collocation but is correct.


But we can say:
It makes the problem even more difficult to solve.


Yes, you can. But the situations(context) can vary.
 
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