Google
English-Test.net
Find penpals and make new friends today!
 
to tempt or tease by presenting something as available and then withholding it
lecture
alert
aid
tantalizing
full quiz correct answer
 
Username
Password
 Remember me? 
Search   Album   FAQ   Memberlist   Profile   Private messages   Register   Log in 

What is the difference between "make" and "do"?



 
ESL Forum | English Teacher Explanations (ESL Tests)
To be a doctor versus to be doctor | Idiom: bee in one's bonnet
listening exercises
Message
Author
What is the difference between "make" and "do"? #1 (permalink) Mon Jun 11, 2007 13:05 pm   What is the difference between "make" and "do"?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #90 "Using Make and Do (1)", question 5

The business ......... a lot of money this year.

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

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #90 "Using Make and Do (1)", answer 5

The business made a lot of money this year.

Correct answer: (c) made

Your answer was: correct
_________________________

when to use made and did?

thanks
Yanes
Yanes
Guest





What is the difference between "make" and "do"? #2 (permalink) Mon Jun 11, 2007 14:06 pm   What is the difference between "make" and "do"?
 

.
Both verbs have many, many uses, and you will have to learn the idioms and collocations individually. Here, the idiomatic phrase is 'to make money', which means to earn a profit.
.
_________________
Native English teacher at Mister Micawber's
Mister Micawber
Language Coach


Joined: 17 Jul 2005
Posts: 13018

Learn some cool expressions in the following cool storyEnglish grammar exercises — improve your English knowledge and vocabulary skillsAre you a native speaker of English? Then you should read this!This newsletter tells you all about English! Subscribe to free email English course
What is the difference between "make" and "do"? #3 (permalink) Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:24 pm   What is the difference between "make" and "do"?
 

dear alan,
why do not use make replace made

thank you,sir
miss kim
Kimdung9210
I'm new here and I like it ;-)


Joined: 14 Jan 2011
Posts: 48

What is the difference between "make" and "do"? #4 (permalink) Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:31 am   What is the difference between "make" and "do"?
 

Hello,I am afraid I have a basic doubt.is it correct? The business has made a lot of money this year.this in past tense it sound me weird I suposse it's because I am spanish,isn't it?
Many thanks in advance
StJordi
I'm new here and I like it ;-)


Joined: 05 Aug 2009
Posts: 23
Location: Xątiva

What is the difference between "make" and "do"? #5 (permalink) Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:59 am   What is the difference between "make" and "do"?
 

Hi,

Using 'made' together with 'this year' is perfectly acceptable. The idea is that the year is now finished. In other words you could say this in December.

Alan
_________________
English as a Second Language
You can read my ESL story Present Simple
Alan
Co-founder
Alan Townend

Joined: 27 Sep 2003
Posts: 17284
Location: UK

Display posts from previous:   
To be a doctor versus to be doctor | Idiom: bee in one's bonnet
ESL Forum | English Teacher Explanations (ESL Tests) All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1
Latest topics on English Forums
Would you like to comeYou must be so proud(a) Geology (b) Archaeology (c) Botany (d) BiologythereI'll do thatNo/notwhich sentence is correctprolific reproduction.the living end,what is the meaning of yellow in this sentence...Meaning of white???perhaps/maybeI sweep my sidewalk

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Get FREE English course via e-mail