Collocations with do
The verb ‘do’ is used with actions, repetitive tasks and obligations. Below you can learn the most common collocations with do and read some examples.
Example: John does his homework right after he comes back from school.
Example: You should do the work you were assigned.
Example: My company does business with over 20 foreign clients.
Do a report
Example: Jane does a daily report at work.
Do the laundry
Example: Jeff still does the laundry at his parent’s house even though he moved out six months ago.
Do the dishes
Example: I’ll do the dishes if you cook.
Do the housework
Example: I don’t like doing housework, I prefer working in the garden.
Do the shopping
Example: I asked John to do the shopping on his way home.
Do the cooking
Example: I always do the cooking in my family.
Do the washing up
Example: My son does the washing up on the weekend.
Do a good job
Example: She did a good job planning the wedding.
Do your best
Example: Sue has done her best to make me feel welcome.
Example: I wanted to do some good so I joined a charity.
Do the right thing
Example: I wanted to do the right thing so I admitted to breaking the vase.
Do someone a favour
Example: Mary did me a favour by driving my children to school.
Example: The doctor told my father to exercise daily.
Do your hair/makeup/nails
Example: I don’t have the time to do my nails.
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