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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Make or do breakfast

    I know that "I'm making breakfast" is correct but is it acceptable to say "Im doing breakfast"?

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    #2

    Re: Make or do breakfast

    Colloquially, yes, but I wouldn't use it in an exam or other formal situation.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Make or do breakfast

    AmE speakers would not understand that doing was meant to be synonymous with ​making.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: Make or do breakfast

    There is "do lunch" but that has more to do with meeting than with eating.

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    #5

    Re: Make or do breakfast

    I was going to say that 'Let's do lunch' means 'Let's meet for lunch' — not 'Let's make lunch'.

    Confusion can arise as 'make' and 'do' share the same verb in a number of languages.

    Is that the case in Finnish, Hannele?

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    #6

    Re: Make or do breakfast

    "Let's do lunch" can also be used in BrE to mean "Let's get together for lunch".

    As I said, colloquially "do breakfast/lunch/dinner" is used.

    Jane: Who's doing dinner tonight?
    John: I think it's my turn.
    Jane: You're right. I'll do lunch tomorrow. Does that sound OK?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: Make or do breakfast

    Is "I am cooking breakfast / lunch" acceptable?

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    #8

    Re: Make or do breakfast

    Yes, but not all breakfasts or lunches are cooked.
    I am not a teacher.

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