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Collocation Use with Miss, Get, Do and Make

The verbs 'miss', 'get', 'do' and 'make' are among the most common in English and are used with a number of nous as set expressions. Pay special attention to the combinations with 'do' and 'make' as these are some of the most commonly made mistakes in English as the meanings are very similar. It is often true that another verb might make sense, but these combinations are expected by the listener. Each noun is followed by a drop down box. To get the most out of this quiz, decide whether 'miss', 'get', 'make' or 'do' should be used with the noun listed. For even more practice, make sure to write example sentences to practice these expressions.

Miss Get Do Make
a goal

home

homework

progress

an effort

the shopping

a chance

frightened

the sack

the point

money

the housework

someone a favor

permission

a flight

a mess

business

a surprise

one's family

a mistake

nothing

furniture

the message

a lesson

one's home

a noise

the washing up

lost

ready

trouble

an opportunity

the cooking

a job

peace

an appointment

a job

nowhere

a change

someone's help

one's best

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Combinations with Miss, Get, Do and Make

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