Should I Do Business or Make Business?

The choice between the verbs make and do can be confusing. In general, use make with something that you physically make, and do with activities. However, there are many exceptions to this rule. This guide to using make and do should help you learn which words go with which verbs. These common word combinations are called collocations.

Format
mla apa chicago
Your Citation
Beare, Kenneth. "Should I Do Business or Make Business?" ThoughtCo, Oct. 29, 2014, thoughtco.com/do-business-or-make-business-3973856. Beare, Kenneth. (2014, October 29). Should I Do Business or Make Business? Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/do-business-or-make-business-3973856 Beare, Kenneth. "Should I Do Business or Make Business?" ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/do-business-or-make-business-3973856 (accessed December 11, 2017).