Make Something From Scratch
and Other Expressions with Make + Object
There are a number of phrasal verbs with the verb “make + object.” Here are a few with their meanings.
- Make something out of _________ - to form something out of certain materials
- She made a shirt out of silk.
- He made a cake out of flour, sugar and blueberries.
- He made a collage out of pictures, glue and paint.
- Make something up – to tell a lie
- She told me she was working 30 hours a week, but later she admitted she had made it all up. She actually didn’t get the job at all.
- My brother told my mom he had a 90% average in Math this semester, and then the report card came. He had made it all up.
- Make work/an assignment up – to complete work that went undone
- I went on vacation last week, so now the teacher said I had to make the work up.
- I was sick yesterday when we had a test, so today I have to make it up.
- Make something from scratch – to cook something out of basic ingredients
- Mom doesn’t use a box cake mix; she bakes it from scratch.
- Your husband is the best cook. He always makes everything from scratch.
|Make something out of ______________________||Make something from scratch|
|Make something up||Make work/an assignment up|
Instructions: Underline the phrasal verb in each sentence. Notice that each phrasal verb is made up of several words each.
- This quilt is beautiful! I made it out of six different colored and patterned cotton cloth.
- There was a big brown bear that ran after me all the way here! Really!?! No, I just made it up. Haha.
- I was invited to read my speech at the assemble. But, I missed my English class, so I had to make the work up.
- I love it when my mom makes us apple dessert from scratch.
Answers: 1) made it out of, 2) made it up, 3) make the work up, 4) makes apple dessert from scratch