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Expressions with have, make and do

July 30th, 2012 in Expressions

A large number of expressions are formed with the words have, take, break, make and do. These are often called collocations. Here is a list of them. For more collocations, consult a good dictionary.

Have a bath

The telephone always rings when you are having a bath.

Have a drink

I would like to have a drink.

Have a good time

‘We are going to the beach. Would you like to come with us?’ ‘I would like to, but I can’t. Anyway, have a good time.’

Have a problem

I have a problem and I need to discuss it with you.

Have a relationship

I have a good relationship with them.

Have a rest

Go home and have a rest. You will feel better.

Do business

He isn’t the right person to do business with.

Do nothing

I did nothing all day.

Do someone a favor

Will you do me a favor?

Do the cooking

I don’t mind doing the cooking.

Do the housework

She doesn’t like to do the housework.

Do the shopping

It is your turn to do the shopping.

Do your hair

Susie, who does my hair, has moved to another beauty parlor.

Do your homework

I do my homework in the morning.

Make a difference

With a little effort all of us can make a difference to the world.

Make a mess

She has made a mess of the kitchen.

Make a mistake

I think we are making a mistake.

Make a noise

Don’t make a noise.

Make an effort

The boy made no effort to escape.

Make progress

They have made little progress so far.

Make room

Can you make room for this table?

Make trouble

I don’t want to make trouble, but I have a few suggestions.