Make or do

And how to translate 'fare'

The choice between ‘make’ and ‘do’, and also other verbs, leads to lots of errors. All languages have words that are over-used but the fact that Italian over-uses the verb fare complicates the choice for Italians learning English.

The idea that some words combine with ‘make’ and others with ‘do’ is a useful introduction to the concept of collocation.

Make or do from David Nicholson
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Peter Brook is one the great theatre directors of the twentieth century. His 1970 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream made theatre history.

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