Luisa
Make notes or do notes ? '-'
Apr 18, 2011 1:44 AM
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TAKE notes ... =)
April 18, 2011
Many students get confused beteen 'make' and 'do' although there are exceptions, the general rule is we use 'do' for actions and 'make' when we create something. But in the case of 'notes' the action is to 'take' notes not 'do'. 'Take notes' generally refers to writing down the basics of what you hear whilst at a lecture or interview etc. ' You can also use 'make notes'. The concept of this is to create notes that represent, in your own words, a summary of what you have read, heard or thought about. You don't need to be listening to someone else to 'make notes', but you do to 'takes notes'.
April 18, 2011
Do some note taking Take notes while the teacher is speaking
April 18, 2011
make notes take down notes - much better
April 18, 2011
Make notes or 'take notes' are the correct collocations, but do can be used informally. informal - to take part in an activity with others do lunch/a film/dinner etc: Call me and we’ll do lunch. informal to perform or complete a job or a piece of work We’ll all be doing exams next week. Have you done that essay yet? He did his PhD at Harvard. I'm doing notes now.
April 18, 2011
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Luisa
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English, Portuguese
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English