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  • Everyday grammar.

  • I'm John Russell.

  • Let's talk about the verb make.

  • It's a tricky word.

  • The literal meaning of make is to produce or create something.

  • However, this meaning is not common in everyday speech.

  • Let's talk about one common meaning of make to plan or decide to do something when it has.

  • This meaning make is often followed by a noun phrase.

  • Here's an example.

  • I recently tried to see my dentist.

  • While calling to schedule an appointment, I realized how often I used the verb make.

  • Good morning.

  • This is Dr Bob's Office.

  • Good morning.

  • This is John Russell.

  • I'd like to make an appointment with Dr Bob.

  • I'm sorry he's not available until Friday.

  • How about this Friday?

  • I don't think that will were.

  • I've already made plans to go out of town.

  • In the example you heard me use the verb.

  • Make with a noun phrase.

  • Make an appointment.

  • You also heard me use the past tense, as in made plans.

  • Make plus a noun phrase is a useful structure to know you can make an appointment, make plans to do something or make a decision to do something.

  • You will often hear English speakers talk about making plans With friends in the news, you might hear politicians or government officials talking about making a decision.

  • I will talk about other meanings of make in future videos, but for now, I thank you for making a decision to watch this program that's everyday grammar.



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日常文法:使 (Everyday Grammar: Make)

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