What made you (do something)?

You can ask someone why they chose to do something with the phrase "What made you ___?"

For example, in a job interview, the interviewer might ask this:

A: What made you decide to apply for this position?

B: Well, I've always wanted to work here, so when I saw that you had an open position, I jumped at the chance.

"What made you" has a softer sound than "Why" which might seem a little rough.

This phrase appears in these lessons: