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    do or make

    مُساهمة  Admin في الأربعاء يناير 27, 2010 10:49 am

    When 'do' or 'make' are used as main verbs it can be confusing to ESL learners. The verb 'make' goes with some words and the verb 'do' with other words.
    Do



    We use the verb 'do' when someone performs an action, activity or task.
    <blockquote class="style58">
    do a crossword
    do the ironing
    do the laundry
    do the washing
    do the washing up

    </blockquote>

    'Do' is often used when referring to work of any kind.
    <blockquote class="style58">
    do your work
    do homework
    do housework
    do your job

    </blockquote>

    !Note - these activities do not usually produce a physical object.

    'Do' for General Ideas

    Use the verb 'do'
    when speaking about things in general. In other words, to describe an
    action without saying exactly what the action is. This form is often
    used with the words 'something, nothing, anything, everything, etc.'
    I'm not doing anything today.
    He does everything for his mother.
    She's doing nothing.


    Important Expressions with 'Do'

    There are a number of standard expressions that take the verb 'do'. The best solution is to try to learn them.

    do badly
    do business
    do the dishes
    do a favour
    do good
    do harm
    do time - (to go to prison)
    do well
    do your best
    do your hair
    do your nails
    do your worst


    Make



    We use the verb 'make' for constructing, building or creating
    <blockquote class="style58">
    make a dress
    make food
    make a cup of tea / coffee

    </blockquote>

    'Make' is often used when referring to preparing food of any kind.
    <blockquote class="style58">
    make a meal - breakfast / lunch / dinner
    </blockquote>
    !Note - these activities usually create something that you can touch.

    Important Expressions with 'Make'

    There are a number of standard expressions that take the verb 'make'. The best solution is to try to learn them.
    make amends
    make arrangements
    make believe - (to pretend)
    make a choice
    make a comment
    make a decision
    make a difference
    make an effort
    make an enquiry
    make an excuse
    make a fool of yourself
    make a fortune
    make friends
    make a fuss
    make a journey
    make love
    make a mess
    make a mistake
    make money
    make a move
    make a noise
    make a phone call
    make a plan
    make a point
    make a profit
    make a promise
    make a remark
    make a sound
    make a speech
    make a suggestion
    make time
    make a visit
    make your bed - (to prepare the bed for sleeping in)

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    مُساهمة  ???? في الخميس يناير 28, 2010 9:58 am

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