do or make
when may I use "do" or "make"
Re: do or make
The two verbs are often confused. The meanings are similar, but there are differences.
Originally Posted by josemaria.morales
Use the verb 'do' to express daily activities or jobs that produce no physical object.
Examples: do homework
do the ironing
do a job
I'm not doing anything today.
He does everything for his mother.
Use 'make' to express an activity that creates something that you can touch.
Examples: make food
make a cup of tea / coffee
make a mess
There are a number of standard expressions that take the verb 'make'.
Examples: make an exception
make a telephone call
make a decision
make a mistake
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