Student or Learner
what sentence is correct between these two:
I could do this work
I could make this work
thank you so much in advance
Both are correct grammatically.
The first says that you would be able to successfully do the type of tasks that you are talking about.
The second says that you could find a way to solve a problem, or that what has been done is good enough to do what you need it to do.
I could do this work.
'make' and 'do' have lots of meanings, it depends on what you are doing/thinking and so on:
Susie does the dishes everyday.
Julia makes me happier. Yeah, she does. <- pay attention.
Some more examples:
DO versus MAKE
Hope this helps
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Last edited by Offroad; 19-Mar-2008 at 17:17.
thanks to all of you.
as concerning giving a short dialogue..........for instance
I could do this work for you
I could do an attempt to solve this hard situation
Is it correct with the verb do?
Incidentally, you "solve a problem" but "resolve a situation" - that's /rız.../. I suppose, if you solved the same problem more than once, you could "resolve" it too - but that would be /ri:s.../
There's another possible meaning for 'make this work' - ="repair this mechanism" - a watchmaker, say, could say it.