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How can I learn expressions with 'do' and 'make'?



 
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How can I learn expressions with 'do' and 'make'? #1 (permalink) Thu Jun 08, 2006 16:42 pm   How can I learn expressions with 'do' and 'make'?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #92 "Using Make and Do (2)", question 2

She finally begged him to ......... a move in the very long and tiresome chess game.

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

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #92 "Using Make and Do (2)", answer 2

She finally begged him to make a move in the very long and tiresome chess game.

Correct answer: (a) make
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how can i know if its make or do?
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Make vs. do #2 (permalink) Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:24 am   Make vs. do
 

There are words that can be used only with make and words that can be used only with do.

Ex. To make bed, to do exercises, to do the cleaning and so on.
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Make vs. do #3 (permalink) Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:07 am   Make vs. do
 

In other words, you need to learn the words together.

Learning vocabulary is more than learning the meaning of individual words. It's often better to learn pairs and/or groups of words.

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Make/do #4 (permalink) Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:10 am   Make/do
 

Hi,

I've written some material on the use of make and do, which you may find of use:

http://www.english-test.net/lessons/5/index.html
http://www.english-test.net/lessons/24/index.html

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Make vs. do #5 (permalink) Fri Jun 26, 2009 17:29 pm   Make vs. do
 

I do agree, it seems that do refers to personal actions right?
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How can I learn expressions with 'do' and 'make'? #6 (permalink) Fri Jun 26, 2009 17:31 pm   How can I learn expressions with 'do' and 'make'?
 

When you say "I do agree" you want to stress the fact that you agree. In other words, "I do agree" is stronger than "I agree".

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