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Make or Do

Activities Grammar - Make or Do

Using these two verbs can be tricky sometimes, so let’s take a look!

MAKE

Use “make” to say someone built, prepared or created something.

They are making a cake.
My grandpa made this bench.

Other ways to use the verb “make”:

PREPARE FOOD OR DRINKS
Make lunch
Make dinner
Make a desert
Make a juice
DECISIONS OR PLANS
Make a plan
Make a decision
Make a choice
SOUNDS OR SPEAKING
Make a noise
Make a suggestion
Make a speech
ORIGIN OF A PRODUCT
Made in China
Made from pineapples
Made of Gold
REACTION
Make someone happy
Make me angry
Make you smile

DO

Use “do” to say that someone is involved or doing some activity.

She is doing her homework.
The boys are doing some exercises.
My dad does the laundry on Sundays.

Check other examples:

NON-SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES
Do nothing
Do everything
Do anything
WORK AND TASKS
Do the homework
Do the housework
Do a good job
OTHER ACTIVITIES
Do the dishes
Do the exam
Do your hair
Do the laundry