What is the meaning of the English words
MAKE or DO?
Knowing when to use make and when to use do is confusing for many English students.
Use the following as a guideline:
- make is used when you have something new after the action
- do is used to describe activity
See the STORY The Sleepover example: I have five friends that I made when my children were in elementary school. (The friendship is a new thing.)
Let’s start a list of some of the more common ones.
– laundry (wash, dry, sort, etc.)
– dishes (wash, dry & return to the cupboards)
– your homework
– your hair
– your bed (tidy the blankets after you sleep)
– make money
– make dinner