"making do" is pretty uncommon ! Need experts advice on this.POE can give the answer very well but logic remains unclear.
Yes, I agree that "make do" is not a very common idiom for non-natives. However, thorough PoE can lead us to the correct answer choice.
In choices A and B
, "it" does not have a noun antecedent.
In choice C
, "while not having" is awkward.
In choice E
, there is a modifier error. Comma + making (the verb-ing) modifier does not make sense with "settler's home".
Hence, choice D
stands. So now we know that "make do" is a correct idiom.
However, now official questions are more meaning-based. In fact, idioms are not being tested so much now. This one is a one-off question. But we can still learn from it the new idiom.
Hope this helps.
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