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!

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

1. making
2. doing

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

1. make
2. do

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

1. made
2. did

Did he _____ the doctor’s appointment yet?

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2. do

My sister is _____ well in her new job.

1. making
2. doing

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

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2. do

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

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2. do

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

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My mother _____ a comment about my shoes.

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2. did

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

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

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2. do

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

1. made
2. did

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

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

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2. did

She helps homeless people and tries to _____ good.

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2. do

There are so many decisions to _____.

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2. do

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

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2. do

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

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2. do

Hurry up and _____ a decision!

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2. do

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

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2. do

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

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2. do

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

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2. done

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

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2. do

He was busy _____ the food shopping.

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2. doing

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

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2. did

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

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2. do

I must _____ my homework before I go to bed.

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2. do

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

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2. did

Can you tell me how much money he _____?

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2. does

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

1. Make
2. Do

You are going to have to _____ some changes here.

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2. do

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

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2. done

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

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2. do

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

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2. do

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

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2. do

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

1. makes
2. does

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

1. making
2. doing

She loved university and _____ lots of friends.

1. made
2. did

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

1. made
2. did

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

1. made
2. did

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

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2. Do

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

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2. do

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

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2. do

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

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2. do

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

1. making
2. doing

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

1. makes
2. does

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

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2. do

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

1. made
2. did

Ruth spends ages _____ her hair in the morning.

1. making
2. doing

Julie likes _____ exercise, especially running.

1. making
2. doing

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

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2. do

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

1. made
2. did

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

I have to _____ a telephone call.

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2. do

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

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2. did

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

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2. do

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

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2. do

Jenny likes to _____ her nails each week.

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2. do

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

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2. do

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

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2. do

The professor used lots of examples to _____ his point.

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2. do

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

1. made
2. did

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

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2. do

David often spends Sunday afternoons _____ gardening.

1. making
2. doing

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

1. made
2. did

I’ve _____ some changes to the document.

1. made
2. done

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

1. make
2. do

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

1. make
2. do

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

1. made
2. did

The children are _____ too much noise.

1. making
2. doing

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

1. make
2. do

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

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 think he is trying to _____ trouble for you.

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2. do

She spends too much time _____ her hair and nails.

1. making
2. doing

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

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2. do

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

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2. do

Why was Lisa late? Did she _____ an excuse?

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2. do

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

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2. do

The people wanted to _____ peace.

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2. do

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

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

1. made
2. done

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

1. making
2. doing

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

1. making
2. doing

You can _____ the dinner.

1. make
2. do

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

1. made
2. did

He has to _____ the housework before he can go.

1. make
2. do

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

1. made
2. did

I will _____ the dinner dishes.

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2. do

Have you finished _____ your homework?

1. making
2. doing

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

1. make
2. do

Did you _____ a reservation for tonight?

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2. do

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

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2. do

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

1. made
2. did

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

1. made
2. did

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

1. made
2. did

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

1. make
2. do

He _____ a lot of research.

1. makes
2. does

I hate _____ paperwork.

1. making
2. doing

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

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2. do

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

1. made
2. did

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

1. making
2. doing

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

1. makes
2. does

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

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

David is _____ plans to move to Paris.

1. making
2. doing

The little boy spent hours _____ a drawing.

1. making
2. doing

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

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

His business _____ a profit from the beginning.

1. made
2. did

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

1. make
2. do

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

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2. do

The hero and the heroine _____ love in the film.

1. made
2. did

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

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2. did

It’s been a pleasure _____ business with you.

1. making
2. doing

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

1. make
2. do

It was a pleasure ___ business with you.

1. making
2. doing

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

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2. did

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

1. make
2. do

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

1. made
2. done

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