concerns about climate change well known

amirmg

Senior Member
Farsi
Hi friends,

Do you find this sentence a complete one?

Since coming to power in 2008, he had made his interest in the marine environment and concerns about climate change well known.

I think it should be

Since coming to power in 2008, he had made his interest in the marine environment and his concerns about climate change is well known.

This is a sentence on page 11 of the following link.
https://www.ieltsnow.online/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/B12T8-GR-Question-Sheet.pdf

This is a part of IELTS 12 published by Cambridge University Press.

Thanks,
Amir
 
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    His concerns are, not is, well known. But no, the original is correct. He made his interest known. And he made his concerns known. (He made them clear, he made them obvious.) So he made his interest and concerns known: all the rest is just expansion of that.
     

    heypresto

    Senior Member
    English - England
    It's fine as it is:

    Since coming to power in 2008, he had made [his interest in the marine environment] and [his concerns about climate change] well known.

    He made two things well known.


    Multi-crossed.
     

    Chez

    Senior Member
    English English
    It's not a very elegant sentence, but I think it is fine.

    You can 'make your interest known' on some issue (make it clear this issue is important to you).

    The author has just added 'well' to 'known' to say that he has made his interest VERY clear.
     

    amirmg

    Senior Member
    Farsi
    Is it correct to read it like this:
    Since coming to power in 2008, he had made something well known.
    something = (his interest in the marine environment and concerns about climate change)
     
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