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  • Hello and welcome everyone. This is Minoo at Anglo-Link.

  • In today's lesson, we're going to look at two verbs that are easily confused with each other in English.

  • These are 'make & 'do'. And we'll also look at some expressions and some phrasal verbs with these two verbs.

  • Now broadly speaking, and of course there are always some exceptions, 'make' has a sense of creating something.

  • Something you do creates or generates something, and this can be something concrete or abstract.

  • For example, you can make a chair or you can make coffee,

  • but you can also make a mistake. You can make an effort.

  • And if you use the verb 'make' with an adjective, it indicates changing something.

  • For example, making something possible or making something better.

  • 'Do', on the other hand, has a sense of undertaking a process.

  • For example, you do your shopping or you do your exercises.

  • Now of course, you know that the verb 'do' is also an auxiliary verb used in the Present Simple and the Past Simple Tenses.

  • I cover that point in my videos on Questions and Negatives.

  • In this lesson, we'll just focus on the verb 'do' as a main verb and contrast it with 'make'.

  • By the end of this video, you will have a good grasp of how to use these two verbs correctly,

  • and you will learn some phrasal verbs and expressions with them as well.

  • So, when you're ready, we can begin!

Hello and welcome everyone. This is Minoo at Anglo-Link.

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Common English Expressions with 'make' & 'do'

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