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make a difference

This page is about the collocation make a difference

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to cause a situation or condition to change

For example

  • Higher wages would make a big difference to our quality of life.

  • Getting a good night's sleep certainly makes a difference to the way I feel during the day.

Note:
A related collocation is "make an impact (on)"

Quick Quiz

If something makes a difference to your life, it

a. changes your life in some way

b. makes you live a very different life

c. makes your life different to everyone else's

Contributor: Matt Errey