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    #1

    do exercise or make exercise

    I know that we say ' do the exercise'

    But there is a question which asks the difference between 'do an exercise ' and ' make an exercise'...

    My question is if we can say 'make an exercise' or not.

    If yes,

    what is the difference between
    A-finish doing the exercise.
    B-Finish making the exercise.
    C-complete making the exercise.

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    #2

    Re: do exercise or make exercise

    No, we don't 'make' an exercise.

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    #3

    Re: do exercise or make exercise

    thanky you very much

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    #4

    Re: do exercise or make exercise

    Quote Originally Posted by isos06s View Post
    I know that we say 'do the exercise'.

    But there is a question which asks the difference between 'do an exercise ' and 'make an exercise'.

    My question is if about whether we can say 'make an exercise' or not.

    If yes, what is the difference between the following fragments?

    A-finish doing the exercise.
    B-finish making the exercise.
    C-complete making the exercise.
    Quote Originally Posted by isos06s View Post
    Thanky Thank you very much.
    Note my corrections above. It's important to follow these rules of written English at all times:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with one, appropriate punctuation mark.
    - Always capitalise the word "I".
    - Do not put a space before a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Always put a space after a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Do not put a space after opening quotation marks.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: do exercise or make exercise

    The teacher could make an exercise, but that would mean creating it for the class, who would then do it.
    Last edited by Tdol; 15-Nov-2016 at 16:46. Reason: meaning -> mean

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    #6

    Re: do exercise or make exercise

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    No, we don't 'make' an exercise.
    [Not a teacher]

    Obviously it is not the same sense, but what about teachers, trainers or educators preparing them for a class, course or training program.

    Then, we could say that they are "making" exercises.
    José Manuel Rosón Bravo

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    #7

    Re: do exercise or make exercise

    Tdol made that point yesterday. I realised it at the time I wrote my first post, but decided to keep the answer easy - which I often do for newbies.

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    #8

    Re: do exercise or make exercise

    I just thought it was worth adding once the basic point had been cleared up.

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    #9

    Re: do exercise or make exercise

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Tdol made that point yesterday. I realised it at the time I wrote my first post, but decided to keep the answer easy - which I often do for newbies.
    Yes, you are right. Sorry, I read only your post and then the first one.
    José Manuel Rosón Bravo

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    #10

    Re: do exercise or make exercise

    But why do we have that structure in post #5:

    ... but that would meaning creating ...

    Why shouldn't it have been written "... would mean ..."?

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