Business English CollocationsWhich of the following uses of 'make' is NOT correct?
- In the early years the company made a substantial loss.
- In later years they started to make a profit.
- Our plan this year is to make more business in China.
- All I've ever wanted to do is make a fortune!
Some collocations of 'profit'
make a profit
We made a small profit on the sale of our house.
generate show a profit
Their merchandising activities should generate higher profits this year.
boost increase maximize profits
Lower manufacturing costs will help to increase our profits.
forecast a profit
Analysts forecast an £8.8 million profit next year.
profit doubles increases rises soars
Profits in the telecoms firm soared.
profit drops falls
Last year saw the company's profits fall to an all-time low.
report a profit
They reported an operating profit of £3.5 million.