kuen posted:

What does 'make life bearable' mean in this sentence?

"To me, peanut butter is the only thing that makes life bearable."

Hi, Kuen,

The speaker is saying that, to him, life would be unbearable without peanut butter. "Life" refers to the burdens of life, or to the burden of life itself.

An unbearable burden is a burden that cannot be borne. "Make life bearable" here means "make an unbearable burden (or unbearable burdens) bearable."

Grammatically, the structure is the same as the one we find in sentences like "He made it red," "She makes him happy," etc.

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