Hi y'all

I'm making a lesson plan and I come a cross this sentence:

"What do the pupils do? Do exercise 22 and 23"

I was wondering whether 'do' was right; should it not be make?
Or something different? Or both?


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You do an exercise, and you make the bed...
I agree pieanne
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Thank you, Antonia! Emotion: smile
Yes, we often say do an exercise.
But cannot "make an exercise" describe that the exercise is formed by someone?
( I'm also not sure whether i can use form here ) For example, "In order that we can pass the examination, the teacher is making an exercise, which include the main point of our book.
Emotion: smile I don't know whether i express my opinion right, wish someone can understand and give me an answer. Also welcome for everyone who can point out my mistake.
Thank you in advance.Emotion: smile
Yes, perhaps we can say that. Why not?
Wait til another mod sees this, will you?
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I do not know why I have a feeling that there has to be a phrasal verb with the particle "up" to refer to "make/produce exercise" in the sence you mentioned! I think it is because of the English speakers' obsession with the phrasal verbs, or may be I'm right! Emotion: wink
The verb "do" is correct in that context, but the word "exercise" should be pluralized. The other reason in sounds a little funny is that the answer to "What do the pupils do?" reads like a command and not an answer. More appropriate answers would be...

"They do exercises 22 and 23."

or simply

"Exercises 22 and 23."

Note: That last one is an incomplete sentence and would only be used informally.
Thanks Emotion: smile

"I'm gonna make an exercise which the pupils have to do"

Looking at the replies, this is a correct sentence, isn't it? It sounds a bit awkward to me Emotion: tongue tied
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