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    #1

    make x brand

    The brand of the whisky
    The make of the car
    I don't know when to use "brand" or "make". Can they ever be synonyms?

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    Re: make x brand

    Hello BB,

    As a general rule, a "make" is the trade name of a vehicle, while a "brand" applies to other goods and services.

    Best wishes,

    MrP

    Not a professional ESL teacher.

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