Make or Do 1

Make or do screengrab

Do you know which words go with make and which go with do?

We call these combinations collocations or word partnerships

Our latest video focuses some of the most common business make and do word partnerships.

Now test yourself. The answers are at the bottom of the page.

Quiz 1

Choose the correct verb for each noun.

1. _____ a suggestion

  1. make
  2. do
  3. make / do

2. _____ a profit

  1. make
  2. do
  3. make / do

3. _____ a presentation

  1. make
  2. do
  3. make / do

4. _____ a mistake

  1. make
  2. do
  3. make / do

5. _____ business

  1. make
  2. do
  3. make / do

6. _____ a loss

  1. make
  2. do
  3. make / do

Quiz 2

Choose the correct noun to complete each sentence.

1. The new office in Brazil made a _____, which is great!

  1. loss
  2. business
  3. profit

2. Sorry, I made a _____ with the price: it’s £40, not £14.

  1. mistake
  2. presentation
  3. loss

3. We don’t do a lot of _____ in South America.

  1. presentation
  2. loss
  3. business

4. Unfortunately, our costs were higher than we expected, so we made a _____.

  1. profit
  2. loss
  3. mistake

5. I have to make a _____ tomorrow and I haven’t prepared it yet!

  1. mistake
  2. business
  3. presentation

6. Our new scheme allows anyone to make a _____ about things they want to change in the company.

  1. suggestion
  2. profit
  3. business

7. David did a really good _____on our new research for the shareholders.

  1. business
  2. presentation
  3. profit

This is the first of two videos on make and do. Come back later this month to see the second.

by Barney and Joy

If you have any questions or comments, leave a reply below.

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Answers:

Quiz 1: 1. a, 2. a, 3. c, 4. a, 5. b, 6. a

Quiz 2: 1. c, 2. a, 3. c, 4. b, 5. c, 6. a, 7. b

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