Make or do?

Translate the following sentences. They all contain expressions with the verbs make and do.


A.

  1. He hecho cambios en el documento.
  2. Ha sido un placer hacer negocios con usted.
  3. El año pasado la empresa obtuvo un beneficio de diez millones de euros.
  4. Me puedes hacer un favor?
  5. Asegúrate que la puerta está cerrada.


B.
  1. No se me dio mal para ser la primera vez.
  2. Me molesté tanto que decidí hacer una reclamación.
  3. Haces mucho ejercicio?
  4. Es solo un poco de tos. No montes un número. Estoy bien.
  5. Lo pillaron conduciendo a 70km/h en una zona residencial.


C.
  1. Mi jefa me dio las gracias por hacer un gran trabajo.
  2. Haré lo posible por llegar a tiempo.
  3. Voy a hacer un curso de buceo. .
  4. No estuvo de más preguntar una segunda vez.
  5. Qué desastre su decoración del salón.


D.
  1. Sólo tengo que hacer una llamada rápida
  2. Está muy nervioso con la charla que tiene que dar..
  3. Puedo hacer una sugerencia? Qué tal si nos reunimos el viernes?
  4. Creo que daría lo mismo que vengas o no.
  5. Quién te ha peinado? Me gusta mucho.


Comments

Anonymous said…
Hi Graham it's Nuria.

A) I have made changes to the document.
It has been a placer to do business with you.
Last year the company did a profit of 10 million euros.
Can you do me a favor?
Make sure the door is closed.

B) It was not to bad to be the first time (to do something wrong)
I bother so much that I decided to do a complaint.
It's just a little cough. Do not make a show. I'm fine.
They did him driving at 70km per hour in a residencial area

c) My boss thanked me to do great job.
I will do my best to be on time.
I'm going to do a diving course.
It was not to make more to ask a second time.
What a mess you room decor ( make a mess)

D) I just have to make a quick call.
He is very nervous about the speech he has to do.
Can I make you an advice? what about if we meet on Friday?
I think it doesn't matter if you come or not.
Who has brushed you? I liked it very much. (make a hairstyle)

Graham said…
Hi Nuria,

Translating is often tricky but it can be a useful exercise. Let's see how you did...


A.
1. I have made changes to the document. RIGHT
2. It has been a pleasure doing business with you.
3. Last year the company made a profit of 10 million euros.
4. Can you do me a favor? RIGHT
5. Make sure the door is closed. RIGHT

B.
1. I didn't do badly for a first time.
2. I got so annoyed that I decided to make a complaint.
3. Did you do a lot of exercise?
4. It's just a bit of a cough. Don't make a fuss. (Maybe I didn't translate this well) I'm fine.
5. They caught him doing 70km per hour in a residential area.

C.
1. My boss thanked me for doing a great job.
2. I will do my best to be on time. RIGHT
3. I'm going to do a diving course. RIGHT
4.
5. What a mess he made of the redecorating.

D.
1. I just have to make a quick call. RIGHT
2. He is very nervous about the speech he has to make.
3. Can I make a suggestion? What about meeting on Friday?
4. I don't think it'll make a difference if you come or not.
5. Who has done your hair? I liked it very much.



It's so tricky that I found it difficult to translate it back into English haha

You got most of the make/do expressions so well done!
Graham said…
Nuria,

Woops! I missed one.

C.
4. It did no harm to ask again.
Silvia Manzano said…
Very difficult, but interesting to learn English, thanks for your effort.

A.
1.- I have made changes in the document.
2.- It has a pleasure to make business with you.
3.- Last year my company made a profit of 10 millions of euros.
4.- Can you make me a favour?
5.- Make you sure the door is locked.

B.
1.- It doesn't make me bad in my first time.
2.- It annoyed me so that I decided to make a complain.
3.- Do you do mucho exercise?
4.- It is only a little cough. Don't make a fool. I'm fine.
5.- They catched him driving 70 kmh in a residential area.

C.
1.- My boss thanked me to make a good job.
2.- I will do everything possible for arrive on time.
3.- I'm going to do a scuba diving course.
4.- It wasn't bad to make a second question.
5.- What a mess his ornament livingroom.

D.
1.- I only have to make a quick call.
2.- He is very nervous about to make a speech.
3.- Can I make a suggestion? What if we are going to meet on friday?
4.- I think it doesn't matter if you come or not.
5.- Who did you do your hair? I like very much.

I can't find the right answer in several sentences....I haven't put make or do.
Cristina said…
Hi Graham! It’s Cristina. I’ve done the exercise and I’ve some doubts about the next sentences. would they be correct too?

A
3. Last year the company made ten millions euros profit
4. Could/Can you do something for me?

B
1. I didn’t do it very bad although it was my first time
2. I was so annoyed that I decided to make a complaint
3. Do you do much exercise?
4. It’s only a little cough. Don’t make a fuss. I’m fine

C
1. My boss gave me thanks for doing a great job
2. I will do my best to arrive on time
5. What a disaster he made of the decoration

D
2. He is very nervous because of the speech that he has to make
3. Could I make a suggestion? How about we meet on Friday?
4. I think that it would make no difference if you came or not.

Thank you so much!
Graham said…
Hi Silvia,

It's a tricky exercise.


A.
1.- I have made changes to the document.
2.- It's been a pleasure doing business with you.
3.- Last year my company made a profit of 10 million euros.
4.- Can you do me a favour?
5.- Make sure the door is locked.

B.
1.- I didn't do badly for a first time.
2.- It annoyed me so much that I decided to make a complaint.
3.- Do you do much exercise? RIGHT!!!!!!
4.- It is only a little cough. Don't make a fuss. I'm fine.
5.- They caught him driving at / doing 70kph in a residential area.

C.
1.- My boss thanked me for doing a good job.
2.- I will do my best to arrive on time.
3.- I'm going to do a scuba diving course. RIGHT!!!!
4.- It didn't do any harm to ask again.
5.- What a mess he made of redecorating the living room.

D.
1.- I only have to make a quick call. RIGHT!!!
2.- He is very nervous about making a speech.
3.- Can I make a suggestion? What about meeting on Friday?
4.- I don't think it'll make a difference if you come or not.
5.- Who did your hair? I like it very much.


Graham said…
Hi Cristina,

Let's see how you did...


A
3. Last year the company made a ten million euro profit.
4. Could/Can you do something for me? RIGHT

B
1. I didn’t do so badly even though it was my first time
2. I was so annoyed that I decided to make a complaint. RIGHT
3. Do you do much exercise? RIGHT
4. It’s only a little cough. Don’t make a fuss. I’m fine. RIGHT

C
1. My boss thanked me for doing a great job
2. I will do my best to arrive on time. RIGHT
5. What a mess he made of the decoration

D
2. He is very nervous because of the speech that he has to make. RIGHT
3. Could I make a suggestion? How about we meet on Friday? RIGHT
4. I think that it would make no difference if you came or not. RIGHT


So you can see there are often several ways of saying the same thing.