Make is an interesting verb in English because it collocates with a number of different words. For today’s English lesson, let’s look at how to use these phrases with make in English conversation and writing.
Here are the example sentences:
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How to use make noise:
- The kids always make noise when they play in the backyard.
- My dog happy makes noise when she’s hungry.
- My car was making a strange noise this morning I need to have it checked.
How to use make an excuse:
- She made an excuse about why she didn’t give me her homework.
- Bob always makes excuses when he comes late to work.
- Don’t try to make an excuse. I know you just forgot to call me!
How to use make the bed:
- I always make the bed after getting up in the morning.
- The staff at the hotel usually makes the bed in the morning.
- If you don’t make your bed your room will look messy.
How to use make an effort:
- I want to thank you for making an effort to fix my computer.
- Sales are increasing because the marketing team is really making an effort.
- The printing company made an effort to get the job done earlier.
How to use make progress:
- Jack made a lot of progress painting his house. He’s almost finished.
- I could make a lot more progress if the phone didn’t ring all day and interrupt me.
- Are you making progress with your project?
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