It was easy to take 10 days away from the calendar. This made it right with the sun again. There was still a problem: how to keep the calendar right in the future, year after year.

In this sentence, I can't decide whether right is adverb or adjective in "make it right with the sun".

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    Is this some kind of idiom? – SovereignSun Nov 29 '16 at 8:07
  • It's an adjective here. It functions as object complement of "make" and relates to the direct object "it" (which is anaphoric to "calendar"). Adverbs cannot normally function as predicative complements. Note that the PP "with the sun again" is complement to "right"; together they form the adjective phrase "right with the sun again". – BillJ Nov 29 '16 at 8:19

"make it right" is an idiom which means to correct something or make it the way it should be.

Other variations of the idiom are:

  • set it right
  • make it good
  • put it right

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