Which one of the following is correct sentence.

  1. He made a fool of us.
  2. He made us fool.



1 Answer 1


The idiom is make a fool of somebody.

In theory you can also say make somebody a fool, (and hence He made us fools) but I can't think of a context in which I would say that.

  • You could have "He made us look like fools". What about "He made us fools [in his game]"? (although doesn't stand on its own)
    – Smock
    Feb 13, 2020 at 14:32
  • @Smock: Yes. I decided not to mention look like fools, as I thought it just complicated matters.
    – Colin Fine
    Feb 13, 2020 at 18:49

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