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    Question make and do: leaving out "the"

    I can't figure out the rule for using or not using "the"
    in the following examples:

    with "the":

    do the gardening, do the shopping

    without "the":

    do homework, make progress, make trouble, make improvements
    Last edited by lisa l lara; 02-Feb-2010 at 20:44. Reason: got confused

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    Re: make and do: leaving out "the"

    i think we can use "do gardening". it's ok, right?!!!
    i found this phrase on google site but ..still difficult!!!

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