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    Make vs Do

    Hello I would like to know if there is any sort of rule when it comes to choosing between the verbs make and do. How do I know when to use make or when to use do??? Thanks

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    Re: Make vs Do

    To make is usually followed by a noun. You can make a cake, make a noise, make a mess, make a model, make a mistake, make a friend, make peace, make trouble. It means that something is being created/constructed.

    To do is "to carry out or perform an action" - but it's most often used in question or negative forms, and usually do goes together with another verb.

    Does that make sense? I don't know a very good way to explain this.

    do - OneLook Dictionary Search

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