make sure

This page is about the collocation make sure

collocation pattern: verb + adjective


to check so that you're sure about something

For example

  • I think I locked the door, but I'd better make sure.

  • I called to make sure you know what time the meeting starts.

A similar collocation is "make certain"

Quick Quiz

I checked my pocket to make sure

a. I'd forgotten my keys

b. I had my pocket

c. I had my keys

Contributor: Matt Errey