MAKE vs DO collocations

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Have you ever wondered which verb, make or do,  you should use to create a proper collocation? Check the examples below!

 

I have prepared a glossary especially for Polish learners of English to make them easy to understand and remember.

 

 

make a decision – podejmować decyzję

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make a bed – ścielić łóżko

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/bed.mp3{/play}

make a mistake – popełniać błąd

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/mistake.mp3{/play}

make a cup of coffee – robić filiżankę kawy

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make friends – zaprzyjaźniać się

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/friends.mp3{/play}

make an appointment – mieć umówioną wizytę

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/appointment.mp3{/play}

make dinner – robić obiad

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/dinner.mp3{/play}

make money – robić pieniądze

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/money.mp3{/play}

make noise –  robić hałas

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/noise.mp3{/play}

make a dress – robić, tworzyć sukienkę

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/dress.mp3{/play}

 

do your homework – robić zadanie domowe

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/homework.mp3{/play}

do the washing – robić pranie

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/washing.mp3{/play}

do the gardening – robić w ogrodzie

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/gardening.mp3{/play}

do a crossword – robić, rozwiązywać krzyżówkę

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/crossword.mp3{/play}

do the dishes – zmywać naczynia

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/dishes.mp3{/play}

do business – robić interes

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/business.mp3{/play}

do an exercise – robić ćwiczenie

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/exercise.mp3{/play}

do your job – robić, wykonywać swoją pracę

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/job.mp3{/play}

do your hair – robić, układać włosy

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/hair.mp3{/play}

do something – robić coś

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/something.mp3{/play}

 

There are some more examples, a little bit more sophisticated showing the difference between make and do.

 

 

 

 

 

 And again the glossary for learners.

 

make sth better/ worse – robić coś lepiej/gorzej

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/better.mp3{/play}

make an effort to do sth – spróbować coś zrobić

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/effort.mp3{/play}

make a suggestion – zaproponować coś

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/suggestion.mp3{/play}

make progress – zrobić postęp

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/progress.mp3{/play}

make a difference – robić różnicę

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/difference.mp3{/play}

make a discovery – dokonać odkrycia

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/discovery.mp3{/play}

make sense – mieć sens

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/sense.mp3{/play}

make a mess – robić bałagan

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/mess.mp3{/play}

make ends meet – wiązać koniec z końcem

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/ends.mp3{/play}

make a choice – dokonać wyboru

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/choice.mp3{/play}

 

do your best – dawać z siebie wszystko

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/best.mp3{/play}

do your duty – wykonywać swój obowiązek

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/duty.mp3{/play}

do harm/good – zaszkodzić/ czynić dobro

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/harm.mp3{/play}

do your chores – wykonywać obowiązki domowe

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/chores.mp3{/play}

do the shopping – robić zakupy

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/shopping.mp3{/play}

do an experiment – robić eksperyment

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/experiment.mp3{/play}

do a favour – wyświadczać przysługę

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/favour.mp3{/play}

do the exam – podchodzić do egzaminu

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/exam.mp3{/play}

do the cooking – gotować

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/cooking.mp3{/play}

do a drawing – robić rysunek

{play}images/img/audio/makeordo/drawing.mp3{/play}

 

 

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