amaze someone / make someone surprised

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nh01

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Turkish
Can you please help me understand the difference between them? For example, are they equal in meaning in the sentences below? Thanks.

She's amazed them for a while.
She's made them surprised for a while.
 
  • lingobingo

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    English - England
    It’s a strange statement, and there’s no obvious reason to use “make someone surprised” as your verb, rather than just using surprise (or amaze) in the normal way: She’s surprised/amazed them.
     
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