Verbs: do vs. make

Combinations with 'do':


Verb
to do a bad turn
to do a brisk trade
to do a good turn
to do somebody a favour
to do damage
to do good
to do no good
to do harm
to do no harm
to do an injury
to do justice
to do a kindness
to do a service

to do a service

Verb
to do business
to do a deal with somebody
to do a lot of mischief
to do a somersault
to do a somersault
to do aerobics
to do drugs
to do one's duty
to do one's duty
to do a job
to do something for a living
to do one's job/work

+ household tasks

Verb
to do the cooking
to do the gardening
to do the ironing
to do the shopping
to do the washing
to do the washing-up

+ places

Verb
to do the sights
to do Rome in a day

+ speed, distance

Verb
My BMW does 150 miles an hour.
My Audi does twenty miles to the gallon.

+ subjects

Verb
to do Art
to do English
to do an experiment
to do one's homework
to do a lesson
to do research
to do the beds (=to clean)
to do the kitchen (=to clean)
to do one's hair
to do one's nails

Combinations with 'make':

Verb
to make an accusation
to make an agreement
to make an agreement
to make an apology
to make an application
to make an attempt
to make a bargain
to make a bed
to make a bid
to make a bill
to make a booking
to make a break
to make a budget
to make a cake
to make a (phone)call
to make a career
to make a cash bid
to make a change
to make a charge
to make a choice
to make a claim
to make a comeback
to make a comment
to make a commitment
to make a complaint
to make a connection
to make a contract
to make a contribution
to make a criticism
to make a cure
to make a deal
to make a decision
to make a declaration
to make a deduction
to make a demand
to make a diagnosis
to make a difference
to make a discovery
to make a display
to make a distinction
to make a donation
to make an effort
to make an escape
to make an excuse
to make a fool
to make a fortune
to make a fuss
to make a guess
to make a habit of something
to make history
to make a hypothesis
to make an impression
to make an inquiry
to make a journey
to make a law
to make a list
to make a living
to make a loss
to make love
to make a mess
to make a mistake
to make money
to make a move
to make a name for oneself
to make a noise
to make a note
to make an offer
to make a payment
to make a point
to make a present
to make a profit
to make progress
to make a promise
to make a proposal
to make a purchase
to make a record
to make a reference
to make a remark
to make a report
to make a request
to make room for ...
to make a row
to make rules
to make a scandal
to make a scene
to make a search
to make a selection
to make sense of
to make a show
to make a sign
to make a speech
to make a statement
to make a start
to make a success of
to make a survey
to make a tender
to make a transfer
to make a trip
to make trouble
to make a turn to the right
to make use of
to make war
to make one's way to a place
to make a will
to make a wish
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