To make vs to do
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To make vs to doThe verbs to do and to make are sometimes translated by only one verb in other languages. When do we know when to use each one? It is difficult to establish a rule: to do is used with some words, to make with others, forming expressions which just need to be memorized:
• To do is mainly used for jobs, tasks, etc...:
• To make is mainly used for creations, constructions, productions...:
Note: To make a decision rather than to take a decision. Although to take a decision exists in English (mainly in British English), this construction comes from French and is rarely used (it expresses an idea of a choice between various options). Therefore, to MAKE a decision is mainly used:
Some useful expressions:
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