Sat 31 Dec, 2016 12:57 am
The old Thai Embassy building has been demolished, and a new makeover is underway.
Can "demolished' and "makeover" be used together? I am under the impression that makeover is possible if a building is not demolished.
Grammatically, yes. Logically, you are right. When it's demolished, it can be rebuilt, but not made over.
Makeover is US conversational English for a change for the better in appearance. I suppose a makeover of a building might include work such as repainting, renewal of doors, windows, deteriorated brickwork or roofing, etc. One cannot make over a demolished building.
Yea Rog, Con, my react exact. Beginning to restore my faith....