Verbs in English
make / made / made / making
The verb “make” is an important verb to know how to use when creating or producing something. Watch this video, then take a look at the examples below.
You can use this verb for many different reasons:
- He makes a lot of money at his job.
- How much money do you make?
- People who work in information technology can easily make over 100K per year at their jobs. (K = $1000)
- That restaurant does not make very much money.
- It’s hard to make money in the restaurant business.
- Some people try to make money by becoming social media celebrities.
- That’s a hard way to make a buck.
- What did you make for dinner?
- Do you like making dinner? (This sentence use “make” as a gerund.)
- I make coffee every morning.
- I use a coffee maker to make coffee. (The word “maker” is a noun.)
- The restaurant down the street makes great pizza.
- Elizabeth knows how to make Peruvian food. She’s from Peru.
- Juan enjoys making Chinese food.
You can make a great pizza with just pizza dough, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, and basil.
- What are they making?
- They’re making an art project for school.
- It’s fun to make music.
- People who know how to make furniture by hand can sell their work for a lot of money.
- The restaurant down the street make great pizza.
- The people who made the monastery were talented architects in their day. (make = build)
- How long did it take to make?
This is a monastery. It took a very long time to make.
Use “make” as a causative verb:
- That makes me laugh.
- Jennifer’s boss often makes her stay late at work.
- A police officer made the man pull over for speeding.
- Why is the school making us do this?
- Teachers make their students do work in school.
- Schools make students take tests.
- Sometimes chocolate makes my stomach upset.
This teacher is making his students do a lot of work.