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This exercise compares the uses of make and do. Read each sentence and decide whether the verbs are used correctly or not. Put Y for yes or N for no at the end of each sentence. If both verbs appear in the sentence, put one letter for each.

1. I'm terribly sorry but I won't be able to make the party tonight. I have so much to do that I have to stay at work late and finish it. I hope to come to visit you on the weekend.

2. I'm sorry, but this will simply not make! The service in this hotel is completely unacceptable. I'm going to do a booking into another hotel and I want a complete refund.

3. I'm afraid the doctor is out and won't make it back in time to see you today. Would you like to do an appointment for another day? 

4. I would be really glad if you could make me a favour and do the cooking for me tonight. I'm really tired. 

5. John made me the  honour of making me the best man for his wedding. I will certainly do my best to for him.

6. I will do every effort to make my duty to the best of my ability. 

7. If you make wrong you have to be punished. You may even have to do time in prison.

8. I'm very busy but I'll do my best to make time to fix your car.

9. If you had made the right thing in the first place, you wouldn't have made a mistake and you wouldn't have to do things right now.

10. I made a good deal with my car and made a lot of money after some one did me a good offer. You can do the same with your car.

11. If you drink this it will do you a lot of good and make you feel a lot better. 

12. I'm afraid all the shops are closed now, so we'll just have to make do with what we have now until the morning. I'll do a shopping list and make some shopping in the morning. 

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