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Confusing words Make or do?

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Here are two words that are typically confused because in Spanish they are often translated to ‘hacer’ or ‘tomar’. Here are some tips.

Make

Usually when we use a verb that means to elaborate or create something, but there are also quite a few collocations.

Make food/drink = prepare

Make the beds = tidy them up after sleeping in them.

Make friends = meet people you like.

Make a decision = decide between one thing or another.

Make a noise

Make a mess

Make a mistake

Make a donation

Do

Do the washing up/the dishes, cleaning, shopping, cooking etc. We usually use ‘do’ for housework, especially when we use a noun that ends in -ing.

Do sport

Do homework

Do somebody a favour

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Make or do?

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I'm angry because I ____ quite a lot of mistakes in my test.

My brother ____the most delicious recipes! 

My mother always ____ the beds before she went to work, but I think my children should ____ this because they are teenagers.

Could you __ me a favour? I need some silence. 

I have to _____ my homework before going out. 

I think I've _____ quite a mess. 

Jane always found it easy to meet people and ___ new friends.

Wait a minute! I'll ____ you a cup of tea. 

You ______ sport, don't you?

I'll have to ____ the shopping this afternoon.

Shall I ____ the dishes? (wash them)

Why don't you stop ____such a noise? I'm trying to study. 

She always _____ a donation to charity.

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