Odd Language #209: Prey for Me?

I am currently reading, Worm a really dark superheroes story. Warning: It is really dark. In chapter 12-3 is the sentence: ‘”They want to be the predators, we make them prey,” Noelle said.’

The issue: It can be read as Noelle’s group makes the subject they into prey—and this is the intended meaning, but it can also be read as Noelle’s group makes prey for the subject they. The second use is taking the first noun after the verb as being the indirect object. This is the same type of usage as “He gave them a gift.” which means “He gave a gift to them.”.

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