Collocations with make
The verb ‘make’ is used for creating and producing things and refers to the result. Below you can learn the most common collocations with ‘make’ and read some examples.
Make a complaint
Example: I made a complaint to the manager about the poor service in the restaurant.
Make a cup of tea
Example: John always makes himself a cup of tea when he gets to work.
Make a decision
Example: It’s time for Sally to make a decision, that job position is not going to be open forever.
Make a difference
Example: Greg’s help really made a difference, we managed to finish an hour early.
Make a fortune
Example: Caroline made a fortune selling her handmade bracelets.
Make a joke
Example: Harold always make jokes, but no one finds them funny.
Make a mistake
Example: I made a mistake in my application form and I will have to fill it out again.
Make a phone call
Example: Kate had to make a phone call during her break.
Make a point
Example: Mark made some good points in his presentation, we should consider his project.
Make a promise
Example: I made a promise to my mother to always take care of my siblings.
Make a reservation
Example: Tom has made a reservation at his wife’s favorite restaurant for Valentine’s Day.
Make a sandwich
Example: My mom always makes me a sandwich to school.
Make a snack
Example: When I take a break from studying I make myself a snack.
Make an exception
Example: The college made an exception for Daniel and accepted him even though he missed the deadline for submitting papers.
Example: Every Saturday I make breakfast for my fiancée.
Example: It’s hard to make friends in a new school.
Make fun of someone
Example: My classmates made fun of me because I was the smallest in my class.
Example: Jennifer makes enough money to pay her rent and bills.
Example: Lee doesn’t like to make plans, he prefers to live spontaneously.
Example: I can see my daughter is making progress in math, even though it’s her least favorite subject.
Example: I visited my best friend to make sure she was feeling ok, after her boyfriend broke up with her.
Example: My brothers fight a lot, but the always make up in the end.
Make up your mind
Example: I can’t make up my mind, I don’t know if I want to buy a new bag or a new pair of shoes.
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