[Vocabulary] do exercise or make exercise

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I know that we say ' do the exercise'

But there is a question which asks the difference between 'do an exercise ' and ' make an exercise'...

My question is if we can say 'make an exercise' or not.

If yes,

what is the difference between
A-finish doing the exercise.
B-Finish making the exercise.
C-complete making the exercise.
 

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No, we don't 'make' an exercise.
 

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thanky you very much
 

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I know that we say 'do the exercise'.

But there is a question which asks the difference between 'do an exercise ' and 'make an exercise'.

My question is [STRIKE]if[/STRIKE] about whether we can say 'make an exercise' or not.

If yes, what is the difference between the following fragments?

A-finish doing the exercise.
B-finish making the exercise.
C-complete making the exercise.

[STRIKE]Thanky[/STRIKE] Thank you very much.

Note my corrections above. It's important to follow these rules of written English at all times:

- Start every sentence with a capital letter.
- End every sentence with one, appropriate punctuation mark.
- Always capitalise the word "I".
- Do not put a space before a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
- Always put a space after a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
- Do not put a space after opening quotation marks.
 

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The teacher could make an exercise, but that would mean creating it for the class, who would then do it.
 
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No, we don't 'make' an exercise.

[Not a teacher]

Obviously it is not the same sense, but what about teachers, trainers or educators preparing them for a class, course or training program.

Then, we could say that they are "making" exercises.
 

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Tdol made that point yesterday. I realised it at the time I wrote my first post, but decided to keep the answer easy - which I often do for newbies.
 

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I just thought it was worth adding once the basic point had been cleared up. :up:
 
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Tdol made that point yesterday. I realised it at the time I wrote my first post, but decided to keep the answer easy - which I often do for newbies.

Yes, you are right. Sorry, I read only your post and then the first one.
 

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But why do we have that structure in post #5:

... but that would meaning creating ...

Why shouldn't it have been written "... would mean ..."?
 

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The teacher could make an exercise, but that would meaning creating it for the class, who would then do it.

But why do we have that structure in post #5:

... but that would meaning creating ...

Why shouldn't it have been written "... would mean ..."?

It should have been written as you suggest. It was a typo.
 

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I have corrected it. :oops::crazyeye::oops:
 
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