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    As a non-native speaker, collocation is sometimes hard for me. In the following sentence, if I do not use "had", should I choose A or B? Thanks a lot.

    Jeremy Lin (A. made B. did) 6 turnovers in the Knicks-Heat head game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maoyueh View Post
    As a non-native speaker, collocation is sometimes hard for me. In the following sentence, if I do not use "had", should I choose A or B? Thanks a lot.

    Jeremy Lin (A. made B. did) 6 turnovers in the Knicks-Heat head game.
    Despite the fact that I can't even tell you which (American) sport this refers to, I'm 99.9% sure that you "make turnovers" so it's A) made.

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    Default Re: made or did?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Despite the fact that I can't even tell you which (American) sport this refers to, I'm 99.9% sure that you "make turnovers" so it's A) made.
    Primarily in basketball, but also used in American football (for interception of passes or fumble recoveries by the opposing team) and you can make it 100%, "make/made".


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