make ou do?

“make” ou “do”?

MAKE ou DO?

Faça a escolha correta: “make” ou “do”?

A regra geral é a seguinte:

Usamos ‘make‘ quando criamos ou construímos alguma coisa. Por exemplo:

  • She made a cake.
  • I’ve made us some coffee.
  • Did you really make those trousers?

Usamos “do” para atividades gerais. Neste caso, ‘do’ é frequentemente usado com ‘something’, ‘nothing’, ‘anything’ ou ‘everything’:

  • What did you do at the weekend?
  • I didn’t do anything yesterday.
  • She’s fed up with doing everything herself. She needs some help.
  • Are you doing anything interesting during the holidays?

Existem muitas expressões fixas com ‘make‘ e ‘do‘. Infelizmente, eles não seguem nenhuma regra útil, então você precisa praticar. Várias delas são abordadas no exercício abaixo. Boa sorte!

I really hate _____ the dishes. I’m hoping to buy a dishwasher this year.

1. making
2. doing

He _____ a lot of research.

1. makes
2. does

It was the first time she didn’t _____ the beds.

1. make
2. do

He was busy _____ the food shopping.

1. making
2. doing

The people wanted to _____ peace.

1. make
2. do

I know we might not catch the plane, but let’s at least _____ an attempt to be on time.

1. make
2. do

The bank robbers took £10,000 from the safe and then _____ their escape.

1. made
2. did

Why was Lisa late? Did she _____ an excuse?

1. make
2. do

I spilt coffee on my suit and tried to clean it, but I _____ more harm than good. It looks even worse now!

1. made
2. did

I’m going to go outside and _____ a phone call. It’s too noisy in here.

1. make
2. do

Going to the gym has really _____ a difference to how I feel.

1. made
2. done

The children are _____ too much noise.

1. making
2. doing

You’re not trying hard enough! _____ an effort!

1. Make
2. Do

That employee is trying to _____ trouble. He is always telling the boss bad things about his colleagues.

1. make
2. do

I think he is trying to _____ trouble for you.

1. make
2. do

John has decided to _____ a course in computing this autumn.

1. make
2. do

It’s okay! I’m fine, it’s just a cough. Don’t _____ a fuss!

1. make
2. do

She helps homeless people and tries to _____ good.

1. make
2. do

David is _____ plans to move to Paris.

1. making
2. doing

I’ve bought all new winter clothes:– boots, a coat and a very warm hat. Weather, _____ your worst!

1. make
2. do

I will _____ the dinner dishes.

1. make
2. do

I’ve _____ my decision. I’m going to go back to university.

1. made
2. done

She spends too much time _____ her hair and nails.

1. making
2. doing

Everybody’s busy, but you need to _____ time to study. Otherwise you won’t be able to get a better job.

1. make
2. do

John _____ a lot of money in his twenties and was able to retire at the age of 35.

1. made
2. did

Susie _____ a scene in the café when her order was wrong. She shouted at all the staff and demanded to speak to the manager.

1. made
2. did

Don’t _____ a sound! We need to be completely quiet.

1. make
2. do

A famous movie star is going to _____ an appearance here tonight.

1. make
2. do

You can _____ the dinner.

1. make
2. do

I don’t think I left the gate open, but I’m just going to go and _____ sure.

1. make
2. do

His business _____ a profit from the beginning.

1. made
2. did

My mother _____ a comment about my shoes.

1. made
2. did

Do you want chocolate or strawberry ice cream? _____ your mind up quickly!

1. Make
2. Do

I think the café opens at six, but let’s _____ certain. I don’t want to be standing in the street waiting!

1. make
2. do

You should eat your vegetables. They’ll _____ you good!

1. make
2. do

The teacher asked us to _____ a lot of grammar exercises over the holidays

1. make
2. do

Can you _____ me a favor and lend me some money?

1. make
2. do

What a mess you’ve _____! Can’t you tidy up a bit?

1. made
2. done

Why does he always _____ a promise and then break it?

1. make
2. do

She _____ very badly on the exam, so she’ll have to retake it.

1. made
2. did

I’ve _____ some changes to the document.

1. made
2. done

My friend _____ me a huge favor and lent me some money.

1. made
2. did

Don’t worry about getting everything correct. Just _____ your best.

1. make
2. do

It was a pleasure ___ business with you.

1. making
2. doing

Please try not to _____ a noise when you come home, because I’ll be asleep.

1. make
2. do

My sister is _____ well in her new job.

1. making
2. doing

I’m _____ some research for my thesis at the moment.

1. making
2. doing

The children love to _____ fun of the teacher,– but only when she’s not looking.

1. make
2. do

First, I must _____ a list of all the things I need to do.

1. make
2. do

Did he _____ the doctor’s appointment yet?

1. make
2. do

Julie likes _____ exercise, especially running.

1. making
2. doing

I’m so sorry that I upset you. How can I _____ amends?

1. make
2. do

Have you finished _____ your homework?

1. making
2. doing

Hello? I’d like to _____ a credit card payment, please.

1. make
2. do

The child took a bite of the broccoli and _____ a face.

1. made
2. did

She had toothache, so she _____ an appointment with the dentist for the following day.

1. made
2. did

He has to _____ the housework before he can go.

1. make
2. do

Can you tell me how much money he _____?

1. makes
2. does

Many people _____ more than 30 mph through this town. It’s very dangerous.

1. make
2. do

I must _____ my homework before I go to bed.

1. make
2. do

The bride’s father often _____ a speech at her wedding.

1. makes
2. does

The interview was very tense at the beginning, but then John _____ a joke, and after that it was much more relaxed.

1. made
2. did

He _____ the assignment, but forgot to bring it to school.

1. made
2. did

I have to _____ three exams and write a huge essay this term.

1. make
2. do

Their business _____ a loss the first year, but did much better after that.

1. made
2. did

She loved university and _____ lots of friends.

1. made
2. did

There are so many decisions to _____.

1. make
2. do

Jenny certainly _____ an impression last night! All my friends are asking about her.

1. made
2. did

The hero and the heroine _____ love in the film.

1. made
2. did

After the film, John _____ his way to a café, where he had two cups of coffee and some cake.

1. made
2. did

Look how late it is! Let’s _____ a move.

1. make
2. do

I hate _____ paperwork.

1. making
2. doing

I’d love to see you soon. How about if we _____ a date for next week?

1. make
2. do

Did you _____ a reservation for tonight?

1. make
2. do

You are going to have to _____ some changes here.

1. make
2. do

She sat on the sofa, _____ a crossword and drinking tea.

1. making
2. doing

He broke into a bank, was caught by the police, and now he’s _____ time.

1. making
2. doing

Usually the children aren’t allowed to watch TV but I _____ an exception today since the weather was so horrible.

1. made
2. did

She _____ an offer on a house. She’s nervous because she’ll find out today if it has been accepted, and she really wants to buy that house.

1. made
2. did

My mother listens to the radio while she _____ the ironing.

1. makes
2. does

I have to go home and _____ some chores this afternoon.

1. make
2. do

I have to _____ a telephone call.

1. make
2. do

The professor used lots of examples to _____ his point.

1. make
2. do

The children’s favorite game is to _____ believe that they are kings and queens from long ago.

1. make
2. do

Finally, after being stuck in a traffic jam for an hour, we’re _____ some progress! We’ll arrive by 8pm.

1. making
2. doing

She was late so she didn’t _____ breakfast for them.

1. make
2. do

Could I _____ a suggestion? How about going out for dinner?

1. make
2. do

It’s been a pleasure _____ business with you.

1. making
2. doing

The food took so long to arrive that Julie _____ a complaint to the manager.

1. made
2. did

He has to _____ his duty and look after his elderly parents.

1. make
2. do

The little boy spent hours _____ a drawing.

1. making
2. doing

Let’s _____ the housework quickly this morning, then we can go out for lunch.

1. make
2. do

Because of the snow, try not to _____ any journeys which are not absolutely essential.

1. make
2. do

The storm has _____ a lot of damage to the house.

1. made
2. done

I must study hard today. I _____ a promise to my mum that I wouldn’t fail any more exams.

1. made
2. did

She didn’t _____ her best so she felt sad.

1. make
2. do

We put up our tent, _____ a fire, and had a hot drink.

1. made
2. did

Lucy _____ a fortune when she sold her company. Now she doesn’t have to work.

1. made
2. did

She _____ so many mistakes in her essay that the teacher couldn’t understand it.

1. made
2. did

David often spends Sunday afternoons _____ gardening.

1. making
2. doing

Unfortunately, Lucy _____ a lot of work at the weekends.

1. makes
2. does

You shouldn’t sing in front of everyone! You’ll _____ a fool of yourself.

1. make
2. do

Okay, so we’re going to go on holiday in September. Let’s _____ some arrangements. I’ll find a hotel, and you can look at flights.

1. make
2. do

Which job are you going to take? You need to _____ a choice.

1. make
2. do

The journalist _____ a prediction about the economy, but in the end it wasn’t correct.

1. made
2. did

He _____ several errors on the report, and the boss told him to rewrite it.

1. made
2. did

When John was last in London he _____ a discovery – a beautiful little cafe in a quiet street.

1. made
2. did

John was upset because the boss _____ a negative remark about his work.

1. made
2. did

There was an old man sitting on the bank of the river, _____ a painting.

1. making
2. doing

I’ll call you this afternoon.– I need to _____ a visit to my granny this morning.

1. make
2. do

Could I _____ an observation? I don’t think some of our customers like the new adverts.

1. make
2. do

I’ll _____ the shopping tomorrow morning. We need milk, bread, pasta and bananas.

1. make
2. do

Hurry up and _____ a decision!

1. make
2. do

Could you call the restaurant and _____ a reservation for tonight?

1. make
2. do

I’d like to _____ a confession. I was the one who ate the last of the chocolate.

1. make
2. do

Jenny likes to _____ her nails each week.

1. make
2. do

Could you please _____ the bed before you leave the house? Otherwise it looks so messy with the duvet and the pillows everywhere.

1. make
2. do

He _____ the laundry, cleaned the house, and made dinner.

1. made
2. did

Ruth spends ages _____ her hair in the morning.

1. making
2. doing

I think the students _____ a great job with this essay. It’s excellent.

1. made
2. did

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