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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  22/ABR/2010 6:57 PM
Assunto:  to Dale, how about: "make do"
 
Mensagem: 

Sid:

"I need to make lane changes here". Is the "make" really necessary???

to make a lane change = to change lanes


Sid, if you will check the examples I gave in the post to Fran, maybe things will become clearer.


•  make do 

be satisfied with what there is, get along, get by, manage 

I only have R$500 for my expenses this month, but I will make do.  (I will find a a way to survive this month until I get more money next month.  I won´t be going to Rock no Rio this year!)


 


make-do (mākd)
n. pl. make-·dos or make-·do's (-dz)
A substitute for something unobtainable at the time; a makeshift. 

It was raining and we were far from the house.  We made a make-do shelter (makeshift shelter) from branches and some plastic we found.  (The shelter was not as good as a house, but it was better than nothing.)



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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Make or do?  –  Vallezzi  22/ABR/2010, 12:08 PM
Make or do?  –  Dale-USA  22/ABR/2010, 12:30 PM
Make or do?  –  Vallezzi  22/ABR/2010, 12:49 PM
Make or do?  –  Fran  22/ABR/2010, 12:37 PM
Make or do?  –  Fran  22/ABR/2010, 12:45 PM
Make or do?  –  AndreaCris  22/ABR/2010, 12:47 PM
Make or do?  –  Vallezzi  22/ABR/2010, 12:55 PM
Make or do?  –  Vallezzi  22/ABR/2010, 12:52 PM
Make or do?  –  Fran  22/ABR/2010, 12:54 PM
to Dale, how about: "make do"  –  Fran  22/ABR/2010, 6:03 PM
to Dale, how about: "make do"  –  Sidney  22/ABR/2010, 6:13 PM
 to Dale, how about: "make do"  –  Dale-USA  22/ABR/2010, 6:57 PM
to Dale, how about: "make do"  –  Sidney  22/ABR/2010, 11:46 PM
to Dale, how about: "make do"  –  Dale-USA  22/ABR/2010, 6:49 PM
to Dale, how about: "make do"  –  pat  24/ABR/2010, 9:10 AM
to Dale, how about: "make do"  –  Fran  24/ABR/2010, 2:21 PM

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