English Tips

Differences between the verbs do and make. When to use each?

Certain things in the English language have no explanation or general rule. And so do the DO and MAKE verbs. Check for more below!

For those who always get confused with the use of verbs try to remember:

  • TO DO: Used to describe actions, activities, tasks, or duties. Ex: exercises, research, shopping.
  • TO MAKE: Use to talk about producing, creating, or building something. Ex: make a decision, make a cake, make coffee.

But beyond that, expressions are often collocations, words that need to go together to make sense. So it’s not quite a general rule.

READ MORE: Learn the differences and how to use the verbs borrow and lend

Teacher Remerson explains more about this in this video by answering questions:

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