Do or Make? (I)


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    Post Do or Make? (I)

    Post by nuhru_1098 on Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:49 pm

    Do or Make?

    It is not always easy to choose between "do" and "make".

    Do can be an auxiliary verb (Do you like coffee?) or a main verb (I did my homework yesterday.). As an auxiliary verb, it has no meaning. It is necessary only for the grammatical structure. As a main verb it has a meaning, but the meaning is rather general. It often expresses a general activity.

    Make is not an auxiliary verb. It is always a main verb (I made a cake yesterday.). Its meaning is also rather general, but it often expresses the idea of construction or creation.

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