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    • Join Date: Oct 2007
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    Thumbs up Make, do

    Hi!!

    I will thak you if you tell what the difference is between "make" and "do".
    Is there a general rule for using each one?

    Thks.
    Gustavo.

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    Re: Make, do

    It's very complicated, but if you want a general rule: "make" usually means that something is created, but "do" usually means that a task was completed.

    He made a mistake. (He created the mistake.)
    She made a suggestion. (She created a suggestion in her mind, and then told everybody what it was.)
    They make a good team. (When they play together, a good team is created.)

    He did his homework. (He was given a task by his teacher, and he completed that task.)
    She does her job well. (A job is a task we must do for money. She completes that task well.)
    They did the shopping. (Nothing is created here; the shopping is a task, and they completed that task.)

    There is a lot more to it than that, but this is the simplest rule. It can help to remember this.


    • Join Date: Oct 2007
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    Thumbs up Re: Make, do

    Thks!
    Hope that will help me.
    I think the general rule you gave is easy to remember, so I won´t have any problem with it.
    Bye.
    Gustavo.


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    Re: Make, do

    [quote=gustavog;232172]Thks!
    Hope that will help me.
    I think the general rule you gave is easy to remember, so I won´t have any problem with it.
    Bye.
    Gustavo.

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