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  1. Senior Member
    Interested in Language
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      • Portuguese
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      • Brazil
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      • Brazil

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    #1

    make up x come up with

    What´s the difference between these sentences?
    1) He always makes up good excuses.
    2) He always comes up with good excuses.

  2. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    English Teacher
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      • British English
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      • UK
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      • Japan

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    #2

    Re: make up x come up with

    If you come up with somethin, you think of it promptly. Depending on the context, it doesn't necessarily mean that it is original or untrue.

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