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Make / Do

Unfortunately, there is no hard and fast rule in English concerning the use of make and do.

The following table gives a list of some of the most frequently used expressions.

MAKE DO
an appointment business
arrangements/plans one's best
a discovery the crosswords
a difference/an exception damage
an effort a degree/a course
an enquiry your duty
fun of something/somebody a favour/a good turn
an impression good/harm/justice
a mistake a good job
money your homework
a point the housework
a profit research
progress the shopping
a promise a test
a speech/a declaration/a statement a translation
a suggestion/an excuse/a complaint well/badly
sure/certain work
room for something
without something
(find place for something)

Exercise: What are these people doing?