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Collocations with DO
- A course
E.g. We’re doing a course at the local university.
- A deal
E.g. Have you done any deals with distributors in Asia yet?
- A favour
E.g. Can you do me a favour?
- A good/great/terrible job
E.g. You’ve done a good job cleaning the house!
- A report
E.g. I’m doing a report on the history of American foreign policy.
E.g. “Are you doing anything special for your birthday?
E.g. You can’t do everything by yourself – let me help you.”
E.g. Everyone did badly on the test – the highest grade was 68
E.g. We didn’t play well today, but I’m sure we’ll do better next time.
E.g. We want to do business with you.
E.g. Do you like to do crossword puzzles?
E.g. Did the storm do much damage?
E.g. I do at least half an hour of exercise every day.
E.g. We did several experiments in science class today.
E.g. Why don’t you go for a walk in the park? It’ll do you good.
E.g. Do you know how to do gymnastics.
E.g. The floods didn’t do any serious harm to our crops.
E.g. I like to do homework.
E.g. She does laundry every Saturday.
E.g. Multi-vitamins do nothing to protect us from illness, experts warn.
E.g. Jack is doing research on the market in Central Europe.
- Someone a favour
E.g. He did us a big favour by postponing his departure for a couple of weeks.
- Something right
E.g. I did something right at work.
- Something wrong
E.g. He did something wrong and felt bad.
E.g. Calculators were forbidden until students could do sums in their heads.
- The cleaning
E.g. I would do the cleaning up myself,” he said.
- The cooking
E.g. You can do a lot of cooking with frozen meats and veggies and a few pantry staples.
- The dishes
E.g. Whose turn is it to do the dishes tonight?
- The housework
E.g. My mom does the housework everyday.
- The ironing
E.g. I like listening to the radio while I’m doing the ironing.
- The math
E.g. Why do you have no savings? You do the math.
- The maximum
E.g. I try to do the maximum, 100 per cent, every game, every training session.
- The minimum
E.g. He thought he was smart to save everything and do the minimum.
- The paperwork
E.g. It took a few days for the mother to do the paperwork.
- The right thing
E.g. When I found someone’s wallet on the sidewalk, I turned it in to the police because I wanted to do the right thing.
- The shopping
E.g. We usually do the shopping at our local supermarket.
- The washing up
E.g. I usually to the washing, but sometimes my husband does it.
E.g. I think I did pretty well in the interview.
E.g. I’ve done enough work for one day. I’m going home.
- Your best
E.g. We did our best to win, but the other team played really well.
- Your duty
E.g. The police were just doing their duty when they arrested him.
- Your hair
E.g. I need the hair dresser to do my hair. Every morning I do my hair so it looks presentable.
- Your makeup
E.g. How long does it take you to do your makeup?
- Your nails
E.g. Can you open this envelope for me? I just did my nails and they’re still wet.