Mary
What is the difference between "make a family" and "build a family"? Which one is formal? And which one is better to write in an academic writing?
Jul 21, 2019 5:47 PM
Answers · 5
The more natural expressions would be “have a family” or “start a family” I want to have a family someday. Let’s start a family. (Let’s have kids) Build or make could be ok in certain contexts but they’d be rare in regular speech.
July 22, 2019
They are essentially the same.
July 21, 2019
I would say build a family is more formal because it doesn't connote 'make', ie sexual intercourse! If you give a full sentence it's easier for context...
July 21, 2019
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