Today’s word refers to a set of clothes for the members of an organization, such as soldiers, schoolchildren, players of a team, or doctors: Yes, it is “ uniform”
It is also used as an adjective, meaning “unchanging in form, quality, or quantity”, like “regular” as in this example: “It’s a good idea to hammer on a uniform surface”.
But, did you know that, informally, it can also be used to refer to a police officer who wears a uniform, as in “I need you to sit down and don’t move until the uniforms get here”
For those of you who like indie rock music, you may be acquainted with East Londoners art punkers Bloc Party. Their mix of angular sounds with pop structures has appealed to many worldwide. Their sophomore album “A Weekend in the City” (2007) featured a song called Uniform, in which they sing about losing individuality and lost globalized societies.
In one line of the song, it is said “make me laugh,” which is just one example of a collocation with the verb “make.” Students sometimes doubt whether to use “do” or “make” in certain phrases. Try yourself in this exercise using the correct form of “do” or “make.”
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