GUEST   Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:46 am GMT
Could somebody please tell me why it's incorrect to say,
"You should make some compensation"?

Many thanks in advance!
M56   Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:51 am GMT
It's not incorrect, but the collocation (see below) is normally "give compensation".

collocation 2. An arrangement or juxtaposition of words or other elements, especially those that commonly co-occur, as rancid butter, bosom buddy, or dead serious.
M56   Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:20 pm GMT
Sorry, bad info. My son is arriving from Frankfurt today and I'm all in a spin.

It's OK to say "make compensation".

" to remedy the breach, nor was she required to make compensation in money in respect thereof."