This is a perfect example of how ridiculous the English language is. I give so much credit to anyone who learns it as a second language. I can't tell you how many times I roll my eyes while teaching Hunter grade 3 English...
Yes, he cleaned up nicely not because I made him but because he wanted to be a better man for himself, for me, and for his family. I just helped him along the way, I showed him another way to live. He knows I'm worth it and I deserve a good man. So I didn't polish a piece of shit, I shined a diamond in the rough.