Spanish people have problems knowing when to use the words “make” or “do” in English. This is because in Spanish the two verbs are the same “hacer.” This is a simple mistake that sounds peculiar to a native speaker; so here are a few rules to help you remember.
We use 'make' when we create or construct something. For example:
2: We use 'do' for general activities. In this case, 'do' is often used with 'something', 'nothing', 'anything' or 'everything':
So this is the basic rule but as with so many parts of the English language there are exceptions.
For example a very common one is: “What do you do?” This is not literal because like most people I am sure the answer would be very long if you described every aspect of your life... It actually just means. “What is your job?”
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