CUANDO USAR MAKE Y CUANDO USAR DO

  1. Science & Proof
make a breakthrough  do an experiment
make a certain do an operation (on somebody)
make a  dicovery do research
make a mistake do a test
make sense
make sure

2. Bussines contexts

                                        Make                                                                  Do
…an application for a job …contact (with) … business
…an appointment … a deal … a deal
…arragements … demands on … a good/bad job
… a bid … an effort … something for a living
…a cancellation … a fortune …a roading trade
…a charge (for) …an enquiry/ inquiry … some/ any work
… a cheque out to … headway
… a complaint … an investment
…a loss … a provision
… money … someoneredundant
…an offer … a request
… a packet … speech/statement/declaration
… a phone call … a suggestion
… a point of doing something … a trip
… preparations … use of
… a profit … a work for someone
… progress

3. At home

make a bed do the housework
make breakfast do repairs
make a cake
make (a cup of) tea/coffee
make (the) dinner
make ends meet
make lunch
make a mess
make (the) supper

4. General English

Make Do
… amends …an example of someone …away with
… an attempt … an  excuse …your best
… the best of … an excepcion …your bit
… a choice … eyes at … damage
… a confession … faces (at someone) … your duty
… someone’ s day …a fool of … an exam
… a decision … friends with … evil
… a difference … fun of … someone a favour
… all the difference … a habit of… -ing … good
… haste … a success of something … someone a good turn
…a journey … trouble … harm
… love … up your mind … your homework
… a mess … war … justice to
… the most of … a will … military service
…a noise … one’s way to … nothing
… a pass at someone … way for … something/anything
… peace (with) .. wonders (for)
… room for … could do with

 

HELP TO UNDERSTAND: CUANDO USAR MAKE Y CUANDO USAR DO

Te recomendamos hacer alguna frase con cada una de las expresiones. Es muy complicado memorizar todos los giros y expresiones de un idioma, pero con la práctica constante hacemos que nos suene y generamos asociaciones que recordaremos a la hora de examinarnos y sobre todo evitaremos cometer errores expresando ideas de manera incorrecta.

To make ends meet – earn enough money to cover your expenses

To make a mess – disorganise

To make a breakthrough – make a discovery, advance significaly

to make an appointment – organise a meetingmake-do-diferencias

to make arrangements- organise

to do a roaring trade – have a successful business

to make a charge for – make someone pay money for

to make a loss – have a negative financial results

to make a packet – earn a lot of money

to make a point of doing something – do something specifically

to make someone redundant – make someone unemployed

to make work for someone – creat additional problems for somebody

to make amends – to rectify a situation

to do away with – to abolish, eliminate

to make an attempt – try

to do your best – do something to the limit of your capacity

to make the best of – take masimum advantage of a bad situation

to do one’s bit – contribute appropriately

to make a choice – choose, decide between options

to make someone’s day – make happy

to make a decision – decide, take a decision

to make all the difference – be decisive

to make a fuss of – cuase problems because of something

do wonders (for) – improve significantly

to make haste – rush, hurry, go quickly

to make a pass at someone – attempt to invite sexual intimacy

to make room for – leave enough space for

to make up your mind – decide

a will – a testament