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TEFL Videos - Do vs Make - English Grammar - Teaching Tips
In this video, we focus on the difference between the usage of "do" and "make". We use the verb 'do' when someone performs an action, activity or task. Some common expression with 'do' include : do a crossword, do the ironing, do your job, do the dishes, and do homework. We also use the verb 'do' when referring to things in general and to describe an action without saying exactly what the action is. In this case, 'do' is often used with the words 'something, nothing, anything, everything, for example ' I'm not doing anything today', or ' He does everything for his wife'.There are also a number of fixed expressions that always take the verb 'do', such as: do badly, do business, do a favor, do good, and do harm, just to name a few. On the other hand, we use the verb 'make' for constructing, building or creating, for example: make a car, make food, make a cup of tea. 'Make' also has various set expressions: make arrangements, make a choice, make a decision , make an effort , make an excuse, and make friends.