We analyze Make or Do and its uses

Make or Do? When to use one of them in English?

€œMake€ or €œDo€, that is the question. When to use one of them in English? Chocolate or cream, beer or wine, field or beach€¦ Already we must make enough difficult decisions in the life. For that reason we do not want that this is one of them.

The verbs €œDo€ and €œMake€ in English are confused frequently, passes us to all. Both are translated as €œDoing€, but they are not used in the same situations and therefore there are diverse differences in his meaning and also exceptions.

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Definition and differentiates from €œMake€ and €œDo€ in English

The verb €œDo€ is used generally to speak of work, tasks, action and activities, whereas the verb €œMake€ is used to talk about to the construction, creation and manufacture, production or elaboration of something with the hands.

€œDo€ considers plus the action, the fact to realise something without producing a physical object, whereas €œMake€ talks about to the result of the action, habitually creating a physical object that can be touched. The great difference is that €œDo€ talks about generally to an activity, whereas €œMake€ is used with processes in which some type of creative process takes to end (understood in the sense €œto create something€). With these examples you will see it much more everything clearly, that sometimes we go away by the branches 😉

  • I like doing interesting things like going to the cinema. €“ I like to make interesting things as going to the cinema.

  • I like making interesting things like this video. €“ I like to make interesting things as this video.

  • Let's do lunch nextweek. Do you liket hatpizzery? €“ We are going to eat for lunch the week that comes. Do You like that pizzeriums?

  • Let's make lunch next week. Do you know how to make to pizza? €“ We are going to prepare a lunch the week that comes. You know how to prepare a pizza?

Everything much more clearly now with these examples of €œMake€ and €œDo€ in English, truth? Then adentr©monos still more in this wonderful world of the examples, because thus you will be able to see with greater clarity what we talked about with the existence or not of the €œcreative process€ that it marks to the main difference between these two verbs 🙂

Examples with €œDo€ in English

  • On Monday I usually do all housework, the shopping, the cooking, the laundry, the ironing and the dishes/the washing up. €“ Mondays normally I make all the tasks of the home, the purchase, the food, the tap, the ironing and wash plates.

  • I dog €˜t do exerxise now, I have to do homework. €“ I cannot make exercise now, I must make duties.

  • Does What plow you doing today? I'm not doing anything. €“ What you do today? I do not do anything. (€œDo€ is used to speak generally, without specifying the activity. In this sense much with indefinite pronoun as €œSomething€, €œAnything€, €œNothing€, etc. is used).

  • You have to do that course and that job. If not, you dog €˜t do that degree. €“ You must make that course and that work. If no, you cannot make that race.

Examples with €œMake€ in English

  • Make the breakfast, it eats on, please! Make the coffe and the toasts. €“ Beam the breakfast, fast, please! , it prepares the coffee and the toasts.

  • Although to her factory doesn €˜t make that kind of clothes, she there are made to wonderful dress! €“ Although its company does not make that type of clothes, she has made a wonderful dress.

  • My boyfriend there are made me to really Nice birthday present, I have there are made to romantic video book about all our journey. €“ My boyfriend has made me a pretty gift of birthday, has made a romantic video on all our trips.

  • Some people dream of success, while to other people get up every morning and make it happen. €“ Some people dream about the success, whereas other people rise every morning and they do it possible (you do not dream about knowing English, you do all the possible one to learn! 🙂

Exceptions and expressions with €œMake€ and €œDo€ in English

Eye! Everything is not white or black and the rules are not always respected (the exception that confirms the rule; that usually it is shelp). Sometimes the sense of €œMake€ is neither €œTo make€ nor €œTo do€ and often €œDo€ will seem to you the more appropriate and you will think that it sounds better.

For that reason he is recommendable to memorise some of the most frequent expressions, not to be confused. In any case often the things are learned putting the leg, you are not scared to mistake, the worse thing to you than it can happen is that they correct to you. And even so it will be good because you will be learning something new! We facilitated some to you of the most habitual and useful expressions to learn suitably when to use €œMake€ and when to use €œDo€ in English.


Expressions with €œDo€ in English

  • Do good/right: to make the good.

  • Do bad: to make the evil.

  • Do well: to do something well; to do a good work.

  • Do badly/wrong: to do it bad.

  • Do damage/harm: to make damage.

  • Do justice: to make justice.

  • Do wonders: to make wonders.

  • Do someone to favour: to make a favor to somebody.

  • Do your best: to do it as well as possible.

  • Do research: to investigate.

  • Do business: to make businesses.

  • Do an experiment: to make an experiment.

  • Do your to hair: to fix the hair to you.

  • Do your own thing: to go to your bola/ir to your air.

Expressions with €œMake€ in English

  • Make to comment: to make a commentary.

  • Make to statement: to make a declaration/affirmation.

  • Make to speech: to pronounce/to make a speech.

  • Make to confession: to make a confession.

  • Make to phonecall: to make a call.

  • Make to joke: to make a joke.

  • Make to lot of noise: to make much noise.

  • Make to decision: to make a decision.

  • Make to choice: to make an election.

  • Make up your mind: to be decided.

  • Make to plan: to draw up/to formulate a plan.

  • Make arrangements/an arrangement: to make preparations/reach an agreement with.

  • Make an appointment: to ask/to arrange appointment/hour.

  • Make an effort: to deliver an attack.

  • Make an attempt: to make an attempt.

  • Make to change: to make a change.

  • Make progress: to make progresses.

  • Make to mistake: to commit an error.

  • Make to point: to give a concrete argument.

  • Make to promise: to make a promise.

  • Make to suggestion: to make a suggestion.

  • Make money: to make money.

  • Make to profit: to remove benefit.

  • Make to deal: to make a treatment/reach an agreement.

  • Make an excuses: to give an excuse.

  • Make fun of: to reirse/burlar itself of.

  • Make to fool of someone: to let in ridiculous situation/take the hair.

  • Make an exception: to make an exception.

  • Make to discovery: to make a discovery.

  • Make peace: to make peaces.

  • Make to war: to wage the war.

  • Make amends: to repair the damage (caused somebody) to /desagraviar a.

  • Make to difference: to make differences/mark the difference.

  • Make the you see: to make the bed.

  • Make friends: to make friendly.

  • Make love: to make the love.

  • Make to fire: to ignite a fire.

  • Make an impression: to cause impression.

  • Make to mess: to make a mess/dehorns.

  • Make to visit: to make a visit.

  • Make to move: to make a movement.

  • Make tricks out of: to find time.

  • Make to journey: to make a trip.

  • Make an to offer: to do one supplies (that you will not be able to reject, as the one to give classes of English with us 🙂


We hope that you have solved all doubts on the difference between €œMake€ and €œDo€. If litters lost in grammar we recommended you that you throw a look to him to the difference between €œMust€ and €œHave to€ or €œEverything what you need to know on the modal verb Should€. If you have any doubt, we are here for helping you!