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TommyGun

Senior Member
Hi,

Which collocation would be right?

In order to run the program do the following steps:
1. ...
2. ...

In order to run the program make the following steps:
1. ...
2. ...
 
  • Garbo

    Senior Member
    English - USA
    The first one is correct. You can leave off "steps." It's understood since you are going to list the "steps."

    Make implies that you are creating something.
     

    suzi br

    Senior Member
    English / England
    That looks like a different context, so different things can be said.

    In your context, to introduce a list, you have been given the best advice already.
     

    Garbo

    Senior Member
    English - USA
    TommyGun, I don't know about algorithms:eek: but your sentence about the greedy algorithm appears to fit my previous explanation. The greedy algorithm must make means that it is being forced (must make) the step number . . .

    In your original postYou don't "make" steps. You perform/do them.
     
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