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1. As night draws in, the cabin is shrouded in the sort of perfect darkness impossible in towns or cities.

Is this sentence equal to "As night draws in, the cabin is shrouded in the sort of perfect darkness that is impossible in towns or cities."?


2. Its popularity helped make Trump his fortune.

I don't understand this sentence structure.Does it mean the popularity helped Trump make a lot of money?



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1. As night draws in, the cabin is shrouded in the sort of perfect darkness impossible in towns or cities.

Is this sentence [STRIKE]equal[/STRIKE] equivalent to "As night draws in, the cabin is shrouded in the sort of perfect darkness that is impossible in towns or cities."?

Yes.

2. Its popularity helped make Trump his fortune.

I don't understand this sentence structure. Does it mean the popularity helped Trump make a lot of money?
You're right about the meaning, but the sentence should read:
Its popularity helped Trump make [STRIKE]Trump[/STRIKE] his fortune.
 

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Its popularity helped make Trump his fortune.
Why does the writer use this sentence structure?

Any different emphasis from "its popularity helped Trump make his fortune."?
 
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The writer made a mistake.
 

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Its popularity helped make Trump his fortune.
Why does the writer use this sentence structure?

Any different emphasis from "its popularity helped Trump make his fortune."?

The writer made a mistake.

The original looks fine to me. I made my fortune selling licorice Popsicles. Selling licorice Popsicles made me my fortune. (It would have been a very small fortune. :))
 

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I'm fine with the original sentence too: "Its popularity helped make Trump his fortune."

I don't understand this sentence structure.Does it mean the popularity helped Trump make a lot of money?

"Its popularity helped make Trump his fortune."

I don't know what the previous sentence is, but the popularity of "it" helped make him rich.

Perhaps the whole context is "We visited the Taj Mahal Casino yesterday. Its popularity helped make Trump his fortune." In this case, "it" refers to the Taj Mahal Casino.
 

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I'm fine with the original sentence too: "Its popularity helped make Trump his fortune."



"Its popularity helped make Trump his fortune."

I don't know what the previous sentence is, but the popularity of "it" helped make him rich.

Perhaps the whole context is "We visited the Taj Mahal Casino yesterday. Its popularity helped make Trump his fortune." In this case, "it" refers to the Taj Mahal Casino.
"Its popularity helped make Trump his fortune." This part confuses me
 

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Its popularity helped gain Trump his fortune.
 

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The original looks fine to me. I made my fortune selling licorice Popsicles. Selling licorice Popsicles made me my fortune. (It would have been a very small fortune. :))
I made my fortune selling licorice Popsicles.
Can I say I made my fortune by selling licorice Popsicles.? Are they the same?
 

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I made my fortune selling licorice Popsicles.
Can I say I made my fortune by selling licorice Popsicles.? Are they the same?

Yes.
 

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The use of "make" in the original looked odd to me too at first, but I then realized that it was quite similar in usage to "bring", as in His inventions brought him fame and fortune.
 
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