字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 thistles. 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.