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Why do instead of make? #1 (permalink) Sat Oct 28, 2006 19:22 pm   Why do instead of make?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #90 "Using Make and Do (1)", question 3

His teacher begged him to ......... more of an effort in class.

(a) make
(b) do
(c) made
(d) did

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #90 "Using Make and Do (1)", answer 3

His teacher begged him to make more of an effort in class.

Correct answer: (a) make

Your answer was: incorrect
His teacher begged him to do more of an effort in class.
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Make an effort #2 (permalink) Sat Oct 28, 2006 22:33 pm   Make an effort
 

'Do' is wrong here. The correct expression is make an effort.
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Do/make #3 (permalink) Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:26 am   Do/make
 

Hi,

These two verbs are a troublesome pair and are used idiomatically in many expressions. There's no logic in it -it's just idiomatic.

If you like, have a look at a piece I've written for the site:

English Grammar Lesson: Verb Make versus Do
http://www.english-test.net/lessons/5/index.html

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Why do instead of make? #4 (permalink) Sun Oct 29, 2006 19:08 pm   Why do instead of make?
 

make is used when something is created that did not exist E.G. MAKE A PHONE CALL, MAKE DINNER, MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. Do is used for doing work E.G. DO YOUR JOB, DO EXERCISES, DO HOMEWORK.
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Why do instead of make? #5 (permalink) Sun Oct 29, 2006 19:34 pm   Why do instead of make?
 

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Here are some more DO/MAKE examples (I'm sure many or most of them are also in Alan's article):

- do a favor
- do damage
- do the talking
- do anything you like
- do your best
- make the best of a situation
- make a profit
- make an offer
- make progress
- make a complaint
- make hay while the sun shines 8)
- make a deal
- do a deal :lol:

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Why do instead of make? #6 (permalink) Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:17 am   Why do instead of make?
 

why make instead of made? Thanx..
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Why do instead of make? #7 (permalink) Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:02 am   Why do instead of make?
 

It's just tense. 'Made' is past tense.

"We didn't want to come, but we're here now so we have to make the best of it."

"As we were there anyway, we made the best of it."
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Why do instead of make? #8 (permalink) Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:17 am   Why do instead of make?
 

Hi Coozee,

I assume that you are referring to the test sentence:

Quote:
His teacher begged him to ......... more of an effort in class.

Here 'make' is needed because there is an infinitive form after 'to'.

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