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We use 'make' when we create, construct or produce something.

For example:

•She made a cake.
•I've made us some coffee.
•Did you really make those trousers?

We use 'do' for general activities. 'do' is often used with 'something', 'nothing', 'anything', 'everything' and 'work'.

•What did you do at the weekend?
•I didn't do anything yesterday.
•She's fed up with doing everything herself. She needs some help.
•Are you doing anything interesting during the holidays?

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'What do you do?' means ...

'what's your job?'

There are many, many fixed expressions with 'make' and 'do'. Unfortunately, they don't really follow any useful rules, so you have to learn them.

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make or do?

... homework

dělat domácí úkol

do homework

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... an exam

do an exam

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... a mistake

udělat chybu

make a mistake

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... a decision

rozhodnout se
udělat rozhodnutí

make a decision

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... money

vydělat peníze

make money

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... the shopping

dělat nákupy

do the shopping

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... a film

make a film

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... progress

udělat pokrok

make progress

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... your best

dělat to nejlepší

do your best

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... housework

dělat domácí práce

do housework

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... a suggestion

udělat návrh

make a suggestion

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... a profit

vydělat
dosáhnout zisku

make a profit

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... a loss

vygenerovat ztrátu
vykázat ztrátu

make a loss

16

... the ironing

(vy)žehlit

do the ironing

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... the washing

vyprat (prádlo)

do the washing

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... an effort

snažit se, usilovat o co
vyvinout úsilí

make an effort

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... a decision

rozhodnout (se), učinit rozhodnutí

make a decision

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... something stupid

do something stupid

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... an exercise

dělat cvičení

do an exercise

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... a noise

dělat hluk

make a noise

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... dinner

make dinner

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... your duty

dělat svou povinnost

do your duty

25

... the dishes

umýt nádobí

do the dishes

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... a point

make a point

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Ben often ... his homework very late at night.

does

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The statue in the park is ... of marble.

made

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Karen ... an exam at university yesterday, but she doesn't feel very confident.

did

30

If you ... a mistake in the test you will lose marks.

make

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The principal ... a speech at school every year for the new students.

makes

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Try not to ... a mess on the floor.

make

33

Kim you were very quiet in the meeting. You didn't ... any suggestions at all.

make

34

Dad, can you ... me a favour and drive me to the station?

do

35

Do you know if Emma ... well in her school assignment?

did

36

The sales director ... a trip to China every two months.

makes

37

They ... many changes to the transport system last year.

made

38

Carol, ... a decision! Are you coming with us or not?

make

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Jamie ... time for me whenever I need to talk to him.

makes

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Penny ... the cleaning after the party had finished.

did

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Mum, what are you ... for dinner tonight?

making

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Don't believe him. Peter always ... promises and then breaks them.

makes

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Sarah didn't ... any effort to speak to my parents last night.

make

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In my opinion, you are ... a really big mistake. Don't do it!

making