The verb make can be used in a number of ways.
Make + object
We use make + object to talk about things that we produce or create:
She made some coffee.
Did you really make this table?
There are many expressions which use this pattern:
make a claim
make a mess
make a speech
make a complaint
make a mistake
make a start
make a concession
make a note
make a statement
make a date
make a phone call
make a wish
make a difference
make a point
make an appointment
make a fuss
make a profit/loss
make an effort
make a list
make a sound
Make + object (o) + adjective complement (ac)
Music makes [O]me [AC]happy.
Make + object (o) + noun complement (nc)
They made [O]her [NC]team captain for the coming year.
[at the lost luggage department at an airport]
When am I going to get my suitcase?B:
I promise you we’re going to make it a priority.
Make + indirect object (io) + direct object (do)
The chef made [IO]him [DO]a special cake.
Can I make you a cup of tea or coffee?
Make + object (o) + prepositional phrase (pp) with for
Can you make a [O]sandwich [pp with for]for Lisa as well? (or Can you make Lisa a sandwich as well?)
I’ve made an appointment for you at the dentist’s.
We don’t use the preposition to in this pattern with make:
I made pasta for our guests.
I made pasta to our guests.
Make + object + adjective (or noun) complement + prepositional phrase with for
He made [O]life [AC] [PP with for]difficult for me.
What would make [O]it [NC]a better book [PP with for]for students?
Make meaning ‘force to do’
We can use make meaning ‘force someone (to do something)’. In the active voice, we use it with an infinitive without to:
The boss made me work an extra day.
The boss made me to work…
However, in the passive voice, we must use an infinitive with to:
The people were made to wait outside while the committee reached its decision.