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Tedster

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678 days ago

What is the proper grammar, making due or making do? For what it’s worth, I need to know for a woodworking article I’m writing, so not completely off topic.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 678 days ago

I think it’s how it is used as to what’s proper

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#2 posted 678 days ago

The idiom is make do.

It is similar using do in the expression that will do.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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#3 posted 678 days ago

I prefer making do. I try to avoid anything with due in it…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#4 posted 678 days ago

But let’s not forget making dew. (that’s when the line is to long at a party)

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 678 days ago

I agree with Doss (and my mom was a grammar Nazi!)

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#6 posted 678 days ago

Making do is getting by, whereas to make due is to make a debt.

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#7 posted 678 days ago

Just don’t start talkin’ ‘bout makin’ Do-Do!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#8 posted 678 days ago

Clean-up on aisle #7

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#9 posted 678 days ago

marty- standing in line too long can leave you making doo, or as my 2yr old calls it ewwie, ewwiw, ewwie, dew is the stuff you drink.
It is either make do or making do depending on context of the sentence.
the perfect tense use is make do. I make do with what I have, I will make do with what I have.
imperfect uses making, I am making do with what I have or I was making do with what I had.
Your usage may vary.

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Tedster

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#10 posted 678 days ago

Thanks everybody. It’s good to know I can get a straight answer to a ridiculously simple question…. till Randy showed up! :p

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 678 days ago

Depends. If it will be aged in charred oak barrels, this is definitely making dew ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 677 days ago

It goes lit this- make do with what you have… like this’ll do!

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Bill White

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#13 posted 677 days ago

Making do with too or to. I don’t know how any non-english speaker EVER learns our language (or is it hour).
“Grammer Nazi”? I thought that was my mother. Are we brothers?
Bill

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#14 posted 677 days ago

Bill, that makes two of us who wonder how to learn English as a second language with too many ways to spell every word! Maybe they can take their hints from here when they’re done surfing projects over there on the projects page ;-) Any corrections needed or noted?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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HorizontalMike

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#15 posted 677 days ago

I just think it is do do when the bill is due due... That kind of stuff makes me drink the dew dew from those oak barrels that Topa is talking about…

;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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