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what is the difference between Do and Make?
Apr 15, 2018 5:43 AM
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"Do," in general, means to carry out an action. For example: 

"Do the dishes" = wash and dry the dishes

"Do one's homework" = write or carry out assignments given at school

"Make," in general, means to create.

"make dinner" = cook dinner

"make a plan" = create a plan (in writing or through discussion) 

I can understand that there would be confusion for you, since the word "hacer" in spanish is translated as both "make" or "do," depending on context, but in English, we have two very distinct words. 

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you need me to clarify further. 

April 15, 2018
"Make" involves a process of production."Do" doesn't have that shade. That's why we say: "make a cup of coffee" (you produce it, create the drink).
April 15, 2018
Thanks! That was very useful
April 15, 2018
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