Many students are not sure of when to use the verb ‘do’ or when to use the verb ‘make’.
Simply put, the verb ‘do’ focuses on the process of acting or performing something while the verb ‘make’ places emphasis on the result or outcomes of an action.
Example: I did some work in the garden; I made a vegetable garden
Here is a short list of commonly used nouns which collocate with the verb ‘do’:
activity, business, cleaning, cooking, course, damage, drawing, duty, exam, exercise, favour, gardening, harm, homework, ironing, job, laundry, painting, task, test, work
Here is a short list of commonly used nouns which collocate with the verb ‘make’:
apology, assumption, bed, breakfast, case, change, coffee, comment, complaint, dinner, effort, error, excuse, friends, guess, law, list, loss, love, lunch, mess, mistake, money, noise, offer, phone call, plan, profit, porgress, promise, remark, sounds