Collocations with MAKE and Example Sentences

Collocations with MAKE and Example Sentences

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Collocations are used to express two or more words that are frequently used together in a single sentence or paragraph. It is often that when you substitute one of these words in a collocation with a comparable one, the resulting expression will sound weird, even though its meaning is technically the same. For example “do a favor” essentially means the same as “make a favor” but the second one sounds off.

Collocations can be used to express actions, emotions, and thoughts. Their use in casual conversation is both formal and informal; other varieties of English, such as business and professional English, have their own set of colloquial expressions.

Collocations enable us to talk more fluently and practically. If you learn to utilize the words in conjunction with the words that they are used with, rather than learning the words one at a time, is advantageous. In the same way that employing idioms in a phrase has an influence on the listener, learning collections and appropriately using them has the same effect. It enables you to have a diverse and intelligible vocabulary as well as the ability to express one’s self in a variety of ways.

Make a choice

The theater was so boring that I came close to walking out of it.

Make a wish

Make a wish and blow out the candles.


Make an effort

They need to make an effort to do well in this race.

Make clear

Please make it clear now!

Make noise

Don’t make noise when you eat your meat.

Make a cake

The theater was so boring that I came close to walking out of it.

Make plans

We’re making plans to travel to Spain next month.

Make the bed

My son make the bed in his bedroom everyday.