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    Make a decision and give a decision

    Hello everybody
    Can anyone tell me about the difference in between "make a decision and give a decision".
    Also, about the difference between "make " and "do"

    Thank you in advance

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    Re: Make a decision and give a decision

    Courts, authorities, etc, can give a decision when they decide whether to accept or reject something.

    A simple distinction between make and do is that make often refers to the result/product (make a coffee) and do to the activity/process (do the washing), but there will be exceptions.

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    Re: Make a decision and give a decision

    Quote Originally Posted by cawatawa View Post
    Hello everybody
    Can anyone tell me about the difference in between "make a decision and give a decision".

    Thank you in advance
    You have to make a decision before you can give it.

    A: Have you made a decision yet?
    B: Yes, I have.
    A: Well ... can you give me your decision?
    B: Sure, I've decided not to go.

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