Words students confuse: make or do

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Students often confuse the two irregular English verbs make and do

First, a quick look at their forms:

makemademade
dodid done

Make
is usually used to mean "create, construct, build or earn"

You make bread, for example; you make money. 

Do
is used with general activities, and in particular with "everything, something, anything and nothing".

For example, you do the dishes, you do the laundry.

Try these exercises, keeping in mind the difference between do and make:

1. What are you going to __________________ for dinner?

2.I didn't __________________ anything this weekend.

3. Did you ________________ the exercises for class tomorrow?

4. I'm __________________ a gift box for my parent' anniversary.

5. He _______________ judo every Monday night.

6. Does she _________________ any money as a freelance writer?

Click here for the correct answers:
1. What are you going to make for dinner?

2.I didn't do anything this weekend.

3. Did you do the exercises for class tomorrow?

4. I'm making a gift box for my parent' anniversary.

5. He does judo every Monday night.

6. Does she make any money as a freelance writer?
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