More about do and make

Do vs. Make

English Vocabulary

Do and Make are two verbs which frequently confuse students.

Expressions with DO

The following words are normally used with Do:

  • anything
  • a job
  • badly
  • nothing
  • a burp
  • a painting
  • business
  • right (the right thing)
  • a course
  • a service
  • damage
  • the shopping
  • a dance
  • something
  • the dishes
  • the washing
  • a drawing
  • well
  • exercises
  • work
  • a fart
  • wrong (the wrong thing)
  • A favour
  • your best
  • the gardening
  • your hair
  • harm
  • your homework
  • the housework
  • your nails

Expressions with MAKE

The following words are normally used with MAKE:

  • amends
  • faces
  • peace
  • an impression
  • an appointment
  • a fool of yourself
  • a phone call
  • arrangement
  • a fortune
  • a plan
  • an attempt
  • friends
  • a point
  • a bet
  • fun of someone
  • a prediction
  • a cake
  • a fuss
  • a profit
  • certain
  • inquiries
  • progress
  • a choice
  • a joke
  • a reservation
  • a complaint
  • a line
  • a sandwich
  • a confession
  • a list
  • a scene
  • a date
  • a loss
  • a speech
  • a decision
  • love
  • a statement
  • a difference
  • a mess
  • a suggestion
  • a discovery
  • a mistake
  • sure
  • an effort
  • money
  • trouble
  • an error
  • a noise
  • war
  • an escape
  • an observation
  • your bed
  • an exception
  • an offer
  • your mind up
  • an excuse
  • a pass at someone
  • your way

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