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make vs. do #1 (permalink) Thu Jun 19, 2008 17:23 pm   make vs. do
 

English Error, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #18 "Cat and mouse", question 2

The mouse was very frightened and tried to do itself smaller hoping the cat couldn't see it.

(a) mouse
(b) frightened
(c) do

English Error, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #18 "Cat and mouse", answer 2

The mouse was very frightened and tried to make itself smaller hoping the cat couldn't see it.

Correct entry: make
The error was: (c) do
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make vs. do #2 (permalink) Thu Jun 19, 2008 18:45 pm   make vs. do
 

Hello EL,

The correct answer is "make". (The test is to identify the mistake in the sentence; and the mistake is "do", which should be replaced with "make".)

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make vs. do #3 (permalink) Sat Jan 07, 2012 19:34 pm   make vs. do
 

I wrote "encourage" wondering how is not that right? :s
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make vs. do #4 (permalink) Sat Jan 07, 2012 23:57 pm   make vs. do
 

'Encourage' doesn't make any sense in this context.

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