READERS’ QUESTIONS – TO DO / TO MAKE

Hi Speak Up!
Could you enlarge on two expressions used by Dan TDM in his first answer of the interview published on page 20 of the August issue? In particular, what is the difference between “We did it” and “We made it to eighteen million subscriptions”?
Thank you.
Bruno

Hi Bruno,
Thanks for your enquiry. First of all, being a vlog, the language used is very informal. “We did it“ and “We made it” both mean “We succeeded.” The difference between the two is very subtle. “We did it!“ is a general expression which might be applied to any occasion, such as fund-raising, meeting a deadline or even baking a cake successfully. The phrase “We made it to 18 million subscribers” implies a journey, a path they took to reach a final goal. He might have said: “We finally got there.”

Mariam

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