Learn useful collocations with DO in English.
List of common collocations with the word DO.
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- 1 Do a course
- 2 Do a deal
- 3 Do a favour
- 4 Do a good/great/terrible job
- 5 Do a report
- 6 Do anything/something/everything
- 7 Do badly
- 8 Do better
- 9 Do business
- 10 Do the crossword
- 11 Do damage
- 12 Do exercise
- 13 Do experiments
- 14 Do good
- 15 Do gymnastics
- 16 Do harm
- 17 Do homework
- 18 Do laundry
- 19 Do nothing
- 20 Do research
- 21 Do someone a favour
- 22 Do something right
- 23 Do something wrong
- 24 Do sums
- 25 Do the cleaning
- 26 Do the cooking
- 27 Do the dishes
- 28 Do the housework
- 29 Do the ironing
- 30 Do the math
- 31 Do the maximum
- 32 Do the minimum
- 33 Do the paperwork
- 34 Do the right thing
- 35 Do the shopping
- 36 Do the washing up
- 37 Do well
- 38 Do work
- 39 Do your best
- 40 Do your duty
- 41 Do someone’s hair
- 42 Do your makeup
Do a course
- I want to do a course in Math.
Do a deal
- The unions are ready to do a deal over pay.
Do a favour
- Couldn’t you do a favour and leave me alone?
Do a good/great/terrible job
- He may be able to do a good job, but I doubt it.
Do a report
- Could you do a report for me?
- You can’t do everything by yourself – let me help you.
- Children do badly at school for a variety of reasons.
- We’ll do better next time, I’m sure.
Useful collocations with DO in English | Image 1.
- It’s been a pleasure to do business with you.
Do the crossword
- I like to sit down and do the crossword.
- Did the flood do much damage?
- I really enjoy doing exercise every day.
- In my business, we have to do experiments every day.
- If I do good next year, I can come out then.
- We don’t do gymnastics at school.
- Drugs can do harm to you.
- I like to do homework.
- She loves to do laundry.
- I can do nothing about it.
- He stayed on at university to do research.
Do someone a favour
- Could you do me a favour and pass these sandwiches round?
Do something right
- I did something right at work
Do something wrong
- He did something wrong and felt bad
- Calculators were forbidden until students could do sums in their heads.
Do the cleaning
- It’s your turn to do the cleaning.
Do the cooking
- I don’t mind eating in if you do the cooking.
Do the dishes
- He often helps his wife do the dishes.
Do the housework
- We take it in turns to do the housework.
Do the ironing
- I have to do the ironing, and there’s lots of it.
Do the math
- Why do you have no savings? You do the math.
Do the maximum
- I’ll just do the maximum possible and I am happy with that.
Useful collocations with DO in English | Image 2
Do the minimum
- He thought he was smart to save everything and do the minimum.
Do the paperwork
- I’ll do the paperwork, even if she stays less than a month.
Do the right thing
- He was relying on his bosses to do the right thing.
Do the shopping
- I always do the shopping on a Monday.
Do the washing up
- It’s your turn to do the washing up!
- A business can’t do well without good management.
- Students do work experience in local firms.
Do your best
- It doesn’t matter if you fail, just do your best.
Do your duty
- Do your duty without regard to the consequences.
Do someone’s hair
- She was sitting in front of the mirror doing her hair.
Do your makeup
- How long does it take you to do your makeup?