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make an effort

This page is about the collocation make an effort

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to put time and energy into doing something

For example

  • You can't learn a language without making an effort.

  • I didn't feel like visiting grandma in hospital, but I'm glad I made the effort.

Quick Quiz

If you've made an effort to find a job, you've

a. made someone find a job

b. tried to find a job

c. found a job

Contributor: Matt Errey