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There is one rule for using do/make

 

Because in spanish we have just one verbe for that (hacer)

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    There is no simple explanation for whether 'hacer' will be 'to do' or 'to make'.
    Best way to master them is to read or hear many examples.
    Es como 'ser' y 'estar' -- en ingles son lo mismo, y para nosotros es difícil de asimilar la distinción.
    Si puede cambiar 'hacer' en acabar, completar, comenzar, etc. usualmente se usa 'do'
    ¿Has hecho tus tareas? = Have you done your chores?
    Si puede cambiar 'hacer' en formar, crear, causar, cocinar, etc. usualmente se usa 'make'
    Hacer un pastel = make a cake
    El diablo me lo hizo hacer. = The devil made me do it. (me hizo = made me/caused me y hacerlo = do it)
    Hacer el amor y no la guerra. = Make love, not war.
    Pero no se puede confiar en estas generalizaciones.

     

    Do refers to actions, or the appropriate actions needed for a result (do a report, do your homework); make is for things (ie. creations).

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