Originally Posted by ScalyFreak
Since I'm a nit-picker, I want it to say "make a polished public figure out of him?". Active, not passive.
In my head it flows better that way, take and make instead of take and making.
I hear lots of ppl attack the passive voice, and I realize that in some places it just not work as well... but I have never understood the blanket rule of "never use" that I have heard some speak.
Make might work better here though because if you cut up the sentence...
The poor kid was just trying to [do his job...] / [ make a polished...]