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I am puzzled how to choose "make up" and "make up for" in following sentence:
What Jay laked in experience was more than make up for ( or make up) by the passion with which he did the job.

The nearest example I can find is that given by Longman dictionary:
What Jay lacked in experience, he made up for in enthusiasm.

But, an example given by www.answers.com says
What he lacks in height he makes up in skill.

So, how can I choose? Thank you in advance.
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ProsigniaI am puzzled how to choose "make up" and "make up for" in following sentence:
What Jay lacked in experience more than made up for ( or make up) by the passion with which he did the job.

The nearest example I can find is that given by Longman dictionary:
What Jay lacked in experience, he made up for in enthusiasm.

But, an example given by www.answers.com says
What he lacks in height he makes up for in skill.

So, how can I choose? Thank you in advance.

"For" in all cases. "Make up" generally means to make ammends, to come to an agreement after an argument.
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Made up for = compensated. He was not very handsome, but he made up for it with his great sense of humor.

Made up = complete. (your examples above)
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Sorry for the typos in the first example.

The example given by answers.com is wrong?

According to the Longman dictionary, "make up" means "to add to an amount in order to bring it up to the level that is needed". Two example are given as follow:
I saved as much as I could, and my parents made up the rest.
The company will be forced to pay $6 million to make up the difference.

In the two examples, I think "make up" also means "to make ammends", isn't it?
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I seems understand a little now.

made up for something: the thing itself is not changed by the action of "making up". As the example you provided, he obviously cannot change his appearance. So he compensated the fact in other way.

make up something: change the thing itself by adding more things. So you explain it as "complete".

Am I right?