To understand ‘make + object + adjective’ let’s see how there are many ways to say for example: ‘you make me happy.‘
The meaning is the same as:
- ‘I am happy because of you.’
- ‘You cause me to be happy.’
- ‘You are the reason I am happy.’
The grammar of ‘you make me happy’
“you make me‘ = subject verb object
The adjective: ‘happy‘ complements the object.
In the English Grammar Profile, B1 point 52 in Adjectives/position is defined as:
adjectives as object complement after ‘make’.
Student writing examples using: MAKE + OBJECT + ADJECTIVE
PELIC level 2, Chinese
Arabic, Male, Level 3
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