When to use the verbs ‘make’ and ‘do’

To make

bread,

war,

peace,

love,

conversation,

amends,

progress,

someone happy,

trouble,

problems,

arrangements,

money,

friends,

time.

To make

a cake,

a dress,

a mistake,

a speech,

a promise,

a threat,

a comment,

a proposal,

a choice,

a profit,

a wish

a noise

a difference

an agreement,

an appearance,

an offer,

an effort,

an enquiry.

To do

business,

good,

well,

wrong,

homework,

an exercise,

an exam,

a sum,

a puzzle,

a test,

a job,

a silly thing,

the dishes,

the shopping,

the right thing. 

To do

the lawn, 

the garden,

one’s hair,

one’s best,

one’s duty,

as one pleases,

nothing,

anything,

everything,

something later,

something right,

something wrong,

something interesting,

someone a favour,

something for someone.


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