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This verb appears in many phrasal constructions (like make a mistake, etc.) and in a brace of make-causative constructions. The third argument can be introduced by from or out of.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(356)
He made a shelter out of branches and leaves.
he
he
made
made
a
a
shelter
shelter
out
out
of
of
branches
branches
and
and
leaves
leaves
‘He made a shelter out of branches and leaves.’
(357)
She made biscuits out of rice flour.
she
she
made
made
biscuits
biscuits
out
out
of
of
rice
rice
flour
flour
‘She made biscuits out of rice flour.’
(361)
In America they make ethanol from corn, in Brazil they make it from sugarcane.
in
in
America
America
they
they
make
make
ethanol
ethanol
from
from
corn
corn
in
in
Brazil
Brazil
they
they
make
make
it
it
from
from
sugarcane
sugarcane
‘In America they make ethanol from corn, in Brazil they make it from sugarcane.’
(365)
Did you make it or buy it?
did
did
you
you
make
make
it
it
or
or
buy
buy
it
it
‘Did you make it or buy it?’
(364)
It's best to get one that's made in Japan, the ones made in China are not as good.
it
it
is
is
best
best
to
to
get
get
one
one
that
that
is
is
made
made
in
in
Japan
Japan
the
the
ones
ones
made
made
in
in
China
China
are
are
not
not
as
as
good
good
‘It's best to get one that's made in Japan, the ones made in China are not as good.’
(366)
The first thing to do is to make a fire.
the
the
first
first
thing
thing
to
to
do
do
is
is
to
to
make
make
a
a
fire
fire
‘The first thing to do is to make a fire.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# MAKE Coding set Argument type
1 maker NP-nom V.subj A
2 made thing NP-acc P
3 making material from+NP X

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
N
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
(362)
‘Will you make me a cup of coffee sweetheart?’
(363)
‘My girlfriend made me a scarf.’
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
C
N y
U
N n
U
N n
U
N n
U
R n
(358)
‘She made the flour, eggs and milk into biscuits.’
(359)
‘You can easily make old jeans into shorts.’
(360)
‘How to make old bottles into lamps and vases.’
U
R n
U
R n
(367)
‘Merino wool makes great socks and stuff.’
(368)
‘What kind of wood makes the strongest walking stick?’