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Make do vs. Make due

July 2018
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With their star quarterback suffering from food poisoning, the team had to make due with a freshman leading the team.

The idiom make do means to get by with what’s at hand. It uses do in the sense of work as in “make it work.” In the “quarterback” sentence above, the team would need to make do, not make due.

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