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Do an exercise or make an exercise?
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Do an exercise. If you say "make an exercise," it sounds as if you are creating an exercise for other people to complete.
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PieterDo an exercise or make an exercise?

"Do an exercise" is correct. Some languages use the equivalent of "make" for all activities. Unfortunately, in English, we use different words for different activities, and there is no rule, you just have to learn each one! Sorry!

Some examples...."Smile please, I want to take your photograph."
"I have a shower at seven o'clock every morning."

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Please advise me when we use "do" and when we use "make"

ex: make the bed,...

Thank you!
Do you do all the cooking at home? I guess never..I should make meals, make breakfast, lunch, dinner day by day. Doyoudo ypur homework tonight?

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KitkattailDo an exercise. If you say "make an exercise," it sounds as if you are creating an exercise for other people to complete.
Right definition... Emotion: wink
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Some examples...."Smile please, I want to take your photograph."
"I have a shower at seven o'clock every morning."


And in the U.S. we usually "take a shower"! As Brian says, you just have to learn which verb goes with each activity, and sometimes the answer in British English is different from American English.

(and I think that in Britain they would say "different to," not "different from." Is that right?)

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I think different "from" is ok in both of the countries. However, different "to", as Khoff suggested, is limited to BrE usage and different "than" to AmE. Emotion: smile