Los verbos MAKE y DO

Algunas reglas :

(1) Con frecuencia el verbo “to make” tiene como significado : construir, crear, producir, cambiar, renovar.

ejemplo: She made a new article.
I make dinner every day.

(2) “To make” también significa : mandar, forzar, instruir, hacer hacer algo.

ejemplo: We made John buy us chocolates.
The officer made the soldier march quickly.

(3) El verbo “to do” decribe una acción no muy precisa :

ejemplo: Paula is doing her best at school.
He did some work in the garden this morning.

(4) El verbo “to do” se utiliza además cuando se utiliza la palabra “work” ( trabajo ) :

ejemplo: Who does the work in this office?
My father usually does the cooking on Sunday.

Expresiones para memorizar :

to make an appointment; arrangements; an attempt; a bed; certain; a choice; coffee; a complaint; a confession; a decision; a dress; a discovery; inquiries; an excuse; an exception; an effort; improvements; a journey; friends with …; a fortune; fun of…; a fuss of …; love; a mistake; a noise; money; a suggestion, a telephone call; the most of ……; peace; preparations; a profit; progress; room for …..; sense; sure; time; trouble; up one’s mind; use of …; war; a will.

to do your best; business; an exam; an exercise; a favor; good; harm; a job; justice to…; one’s best; one’s duty; a service; the shopping; a test; a translation; the wash-up; wonders; the work.

Como regla general, “to make” se utiliza con más frecuencia que “to do”.