Saturday, April 7, 2012

Making it to somewhere

The expression making it to somewhere means being able to get to or arrive somewhere.
Let's take a look at the following examples.
1. Did you make it to the party?
2. The manager says if she doesn't start making it to work on time, they might have to let her go.
3. They never made it to the park; they went in a few stores on Fifth Ave and ended up doing some shopping.
4. Let's hurry and make it home in time for dinner.
5. They thought we'd be late, but we ran from the train and made it there in just 5 minutes.

If you notice in examples 4 and 5 above, when you use home or thereyou don't use the preposition to. The same goes for the words here, or back,  So you simply say, make it home, make it there, or make it here.
Here are more examples.
1. We hurried and made it home in just 10 minutes.
2. They decided to leave early; they wanted to make it back by Friday.
3. We caught an express train and made it there 20 minutes early.

In addition, if you're talking about a specific event, activity, or schedule--not a place--make can also be followed simply by the specific event. In other words, we don't use the prepositions it or to.
Like this:
1. He didn't make his flight; he overslept.
2. He left work early; he had to make his doctor's appointment.
3. If we don't make the last bus, we'll have to call a cab, and it'll cost us a fortune.
4. He regretted not making his daughter's graduation.
5. We almost didn't make our train. We got there just in time.

Alright, folks. You just learned three similar sentence structures. Make sure you come back, review, and get a lot of practice. If you have any questions? Leave me a comment here, on Facebook, or on Twitter. You can also click here to drop me a note at the small guide site. My name is Joe. Thanks for studying and practicing with me here at the small blog.

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