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Both of these are verbs, but you use them with different objects. You can do your hair and do your makeup. And you can do your best. You can make all sorts of things. This verb is often used with creative outlets like cooking, writing or artwork as in “making dinner”, making a story or play” or “making a picture or a sculpture”. You do sports but you don’t make them. But you make a home run in baseball or a goal in hockey. You make friends. Listen to the conversations around you and see if you can pick up some more ways these two verbs are used.
152. “Look at/watch”:
The expression look at means to view something specific like if someone tells you to look at the sunset or a rainbow. If someone says to watch, it would mean to look over like in watching your children if you were gone to an appointment; or a watchman at night who stands guard to protect a company, etc. I can look at an essay to edit or look at the television guide and pick out a show to watch. But I would watch the show or a performance.
Downside is a noun that means the disadvantage of a situation. For example, the downside of living up north at the cottage is that it is very cold and isolated in the winter time. Underside is a noun that means the side of something nearest the ground. For example you could find a worm on the “underside” of a leaf. And the underside of your computer might have details about the type of computer you have, a serial number, etc.
154. “Don’t have to/mustn’t”:
Mustn’t is the stronger of the two words to mean something is prohibited. Don’t have to is used to express responsibility or necessity. For example, “You don’t have to do the report by Tuesday means it does not have to be finished by Tuesday. You mustn’t be late for the appointment means you can’t and shouldn’t be late”.
155. “Driving test/test drive”:
When you take a driving test, you are driving a car with a licensing agent to see if you can pass the requirements to get a license. When you take a car for a test drive, you are probably driving the car for a trial basis at a dealership prior to purchasing that car. You might even test drive a few different kinds of vehicles so you can have a better idea of how they feel to drive before making a purchase.
These words might mean the same thing but they are used differently. If you have an extra jacket or an extra sandwich, it means you have more than one or maybe more than you need. If you have a surplus of goods, you have more than you need. You would not say that you have a surplus of a jacket or sandwich.
157. “Going out/outgoing”:
Going out means to leave your house and physically “go out”. This would mean to a party, out to dinner, having a date, etc. If someone is outgoing, this means they like to talk to people and to be around them. Going out is a verb phrase and outgoing is an adjective.
158. “How do you do?/How are you?”:
These two questions are different. The first is used to greet someone that you are introduced to. The second one asks how you personally are… the answer to the first one would be “Nice to meet you, so and so…” The reply to the second one would be “Fine”, “So-so”, “Fair”, “Great…how about you?”
To learn means to gain knowledge, understanding, skill or experience. To teach means to show how, to guide and to impart knowledge. Someone teaches you and you learn or you teach someone and they learn.
160. Is it correct to say “anyways” to someone?
The correct word is “anyone” so you should not say, “Anyways, call me later”. The correct response is to say “anyway, call me later”. And I don’t like exercising, but I do it anyway.
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