I am used to hearing sentences like:
-It doesn't make much sense.
-It makes little sense.
-It makes no sense.
-It makes perfect sense.
However, I find it makes economic sense really interesting since it expresses a concept rather than merely emphasizes sense.
I used this collocation dictionary to find the adjectives that are usually used with the noun sense and I found four that express concepts: legal, artistic, historical, and moral.
Then, I came up with the following sentences:
- Saying that the world was one big country makes geographical sense.
(referring to the theory of continental drift)
Peafowls' colorful tail makes no evolutionary sense.
(referring to the theory which says that organisms developped ways to camouflage, not ways to be more visible for predators)
I think buying this 6 million dollar painting might make artistic sense.
Hiring nine attorneys to work on this case makes legal sense.
I have two questions:
- Do my sentences seem OK?
- What are other adjectives that can be used similarly in the construction it makes (adj) sense to express concepts?