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At vs In

 

In, as a preposition of place, is usually used to talk about the position of someone or something inside large places such as countries, continents, big cities, etc...

Ex.: He grew up in Poland.

At, as a preposition of place, is usually used to talk about the position of someone or something inside small and unimportant places such as villages, small towns, etc...

Ex.: I'lll meet you at the pub.

At is also commonly used with proper names such as buildings or organizations.

Ex.: I met her at Harrods.
He works at the bank.

In, as a preposition of time, is usually used when talking about parts of the day.

Ex.: I'll see you in the morning, in the evening, in the afternoon.

But: we say AT night

At, as a preposition of time, is usually used with clock time.

Ex.: My flight leaves at 8.30 am.

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Do vs Make

DO

We use the verb DO when someone performs an action, task or activity.

Ex.: Do the dishes, do the washing.

When referring to work or any kind.

Ex.: Do your work, do homework, do your job.

'Do' for General Ideas

To describe an action without saying exactly what the action is. This form is often used with: "something, nothing, anything, everything, etc..."

Ex. He's not doing anything today.

She's doing nothing

 

MAKE

We use the verb 'make' for constructing, building or creating

Ex.: Make food, make a cup of coffee, make a dress.

'Make' is often used when referring to preparing food of any kind.

Ex.: Make breakfast, luch, dinner.

 

 

Important Expressions with 'Make'E

 

Make a choice

Make a comment

Make a decision

Make friends

Make a mistake

Make money

Make a noise

Make a plan

Make a point

Make a promise

Make a visit

Make your bed