Verb To Make


The conjugation of the verb to Make / meɪk /

The main meaning of the verb to Make is:

  1. To form something by putting parts together or combining substances.
  2. To cause something to exist or come about; bring about.

Synonyms for the verb to Make:
Construct, build, assemble, put together, manufacture, produce, fabricate, create, form, fashion, model, mould, shape, forge, bring into existence.

NOTE: The word ‘Make’ can also be used as a noun to mean the manufacturer or trade name of a product. Synonyms: brand, mark, model, sort, type, kind, variety, style or label.

Many students of the English language are confused by the verbs ‘To Do’ and ‘To Make’. The difference between these two verbs, and which one should be used, can be seen here.
 

Positive

Present Past Future
Simple I make I made I will make
Continuous I am making I was making I will be making
Perfect I have made I had made I will have made
Perfect Continuous I have been making I had been making I will have been making
Conditional I would make I would have made
Conditional Continuous I would be making I would have been making



Negative

Present Past Future
Simple I don’t make I didn’t make I won’t make
Continuous I’m not making I wasn’t making I won’t be making
Perfect I haven’t made I hadn’t made I won’t have made
Perfect Continuous I haven’t been making I hadn’t been making I won’t have been making
Conditional I wouldn’t make I wouldn’t have made
Conditional Continuous I wouldn’t be making I wouldn’t have been making

 

Related Content:

There are several British idioms which use the verb to Make. See here.

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