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!

David often spends Sunday afternoons _____ gardening.

1. making
2. doing

David is _____ plans to move to Paris.

1. making
2. doing

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

1. made
2. did

The hero and the heroine _____ love in the film.

1. made
2. did

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

1. make
2. do

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

1. made
2. did

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

1. made
2. done

Did he _____ the doctor’s appointment yet?

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

I will _____ the dinner dishes.

1. make
2. do

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

1. made
2. did

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

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

1. makes
2. does

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

Julie likes _____ exercise, especially running.

1. making
2. doing

The professor used lots of examples to _____ his point.

1. make
2. do

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

1. made
2. did

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

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2. do

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

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2. do

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

1. making
2. doing

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

1. made
2. did

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

1. Make
2. Do

You can _____ the dinner.

1. make
2. do

Have you finished _____ your homework?

1. making
2. doing

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

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

1. making
2. doing

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

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2. do

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

1. made
2. did

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

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2. do

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

1. making
2. doing

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

1. made
2. did

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

1. make
2. do

The little boy spent hours _____ a drawing.

1. making
2. doing

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

1. make
2. do

It was a pleasure ___ business with you.

1. making
2. doing

I must _____ my homework before I go to bed.

1. make
2. do

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

1. made
2. done

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

1. made
2. did

I hate _____ paperwork.

1. making
2. doing

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

1. make
2. do

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

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

1. make
2. do

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

1. make
2. do

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

1. making
2. doing

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

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2. do

My sister is _____ well in her new job.

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

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

1. makes
2. does

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

1. make
2. do

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

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2. done

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

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

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

1. make
2. do

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

1. make
2. do

He _____ a lot of research.

1. makes
2. does

Jenny likes to _____ her nails each week.

1. make
2. do

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

1. Make
2. Do

Ruth spends ages _____ her hair in the morning.

1. making
2. doing

She helps homeless people and tries to _____ good.

1. make
2. do

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

1. make
2. do

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

1. make
2. do

He was busy _____ the food shopping.

1. making
2. doing

I’ve _____ some changes to the document.

1. made
2. done

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

1. make
2. do

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

1. made
2. did

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

1. make
2. do

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

1. make
2. do

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

1. make
2. do

She spends too much time _____ her hair and nails.

1. making
2. doing

My mother _____ a comment about my shoes.

1. made
2. did

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

1. made
2. did

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

1. made
2. did

I have to _____ a telephone call.

1. make
2. do

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

1. make
2. do

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

1. make
2. do

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

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

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

1. make
2. do

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

1. make
2. do

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

1. make
2. do

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

1. make
2. do

You are going to have to _____ some changes here.

1. make
2. do

It’s been a pleasure _____ business with you.

1. making
2. doing

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

1. make
2. do

I think he is trying to _____ trouble for you.

1. make
2. do

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

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

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

1. make
2. do

Hurry up and _____ a decision!

1. make
2. do

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

1. made
2. did

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

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

1. make
2. do

The children are _____ too much noise.

1. making
2. doing

His business _____ a profit from the beginning.

1. made
2. did

He has to _____ the housework before he can go.

1. make
2. do

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

1. make
2. do

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

1. made
2. did

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

1. make
2. do

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

1. made
2. did

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

1. made
2. did

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

1. made
2. did

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

1. make
2. do

The people wanted to _____ peace.

1. make
2. do

There are so many decisions to _____.

1. make
2. do

Why was Lisa late? Did she _____ an excuse?

1. make
2. do

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

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

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

1. make
2. do

Can you tell me how much money he _____?

1. makes
2. does

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

1. make
2. do

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

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

Did you _____ a reservation for tonight?

1. make
2. do

She loved university and _____ lots of friends.

1. made
2. did

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

1. made
2. did

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

1. makes
2. does

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

1. made
2. did

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

1. make
2. do

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

1. making
2. doing

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

1. made
2. done

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