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The verbs "Do" and "Make"

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What do we do every day at home? We have breakfast, sleep, watch TV and do something that we don’t like to do but we have to. It is about housework.

There are two words that we use many times speaking about different kinds of housework. These are the verbs “do” and “make” (do the dishes, do the laundry, make lunch, make tea etc.) When 'do' or 'make' are used as main verbs it can be really confusing. The verb 'make' goes with some words and the verb 'do' with other words. Let’s find out what is the difference between “do” and “make”.

Do

  • We use the verb 'do' when someone performs an action, activity or task.
     
    do the laundry
    do the washing
    do the washing up

  • 'Do' is often used when referring to work of any kind WITHOUT producing any physical subject.

do homework 
do house
work
do your job

  • 'Do' for General Ideas

We use the verb 'do' to describe an action without saying exactly what the action is. This form is often used with the words 'something, nothing, anything, everything, etc.' 

Don't just stand there – do something!

He does everything for his mother. 
She's doing nothing.



We sometimes use DO to replace a verb when the meaning is clear or obvious. This is more common in informal spoken English:

  • Do I need to do my hair? (do = brush or comb)

  • Have you done the dishes yet? (done = washed)

  • I'll do the kitchen if you do the lawns. (do = clean, do = mow)

Important Expressions with 'Do'

There are also standard expressions with 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

Sometimes the verb “make” can be replaced by the verb “create”. But it’s not absolutely right. Make is used for producing, constructing, creating or building something new, for example:

Make a dress

Make the decorations

Make a mess



'Make' is often used when referring to preparing food of any kind.

make a meal - breakfast / lunch / dinner

make a cake

make a cup of tea

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 payment 
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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What do we do every day at home? We have breakfast, sleep, watch TV and do  something that we don’t like to do but we have to. It is about housework.

 

There are two words that we use many times speaking about different kinds of housework. These are the verbs “do” and “make” (do the dishes, do the laundry, make lunch, make tea etc.)  When 'do' or 'make' are used as main verbs it can be really confusing. The verb 'make' goes with some words and the verb 'do' with other words. Let’s find out what is the difference between “do” and “make” and when we can use them.

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