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It's 'make do' , not 'make due'?

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oldlaundbooth Mon 30-May-16 17:42:35


Colleague senior academic associate wrote' We'll make due' in an email

It's 'make do', right?

OurBlanche Mon 30-May-16 17:52:12


And... I am wary of upsetting her... though I can see you may also be weary from doing so... and many more, I am sure smile

oldlaundbooth Mon 30-May-16 17:56:13

Thanks, Blanche.

I knew I was right!

Just5minswithDacre Mon 30-May-16 19:23:31


Gide Mon 30-May-16 19:30:44

Ex-colleague did similar-without further adue instead of further ado. Drove us all nuts, we'd be chorusing the correct version at her eventually. Bit poor when she was addressing a staff of maybe 100 about the need for improved literacy.

Balletgirlmum Mon 30-May-16 19:36:50

Yes, unless they mean make due recompense.

Rainatnight Mon 30-May-16 19:37:40

Yes, and I think it would be fair does if you were cross (this drives me mental)

DameXanaduBramble Mon 30-May-16 19:40:04

Yes. Just like it's 'another thing coming' not 'think' as some bonkers MNers will have you believe. Tut.

thecatfromjapan Mon 30-May-16 19:41:27

Could it be auto-correct?

Even if it's not, it will make you a lot happier to pretend it is. grin

My auto-correct changes every 'its' to an 'it's'. It drives me utterly crazy and I don't always manage to catch the over-exuberant apostrophes before I press 'Post' on here.

Seriously, just tell yourself it's auto-correct and you'll find yourself able to read the emails without flinching. It'll make your life so much easier. smile

DameXanaduBramble Mon 30-May-16 19:41:59

It's fair dos.

BigSandyBalls2015 Mon 30-May-16 19:45:14


I'm a bit obsessed with 'en route' at the moment. Even the school website has 'on route'!

DameXanaduBramble Mon 30-May-16 19:45:36

Oh Lordy. This drives me crazy.

runningincircles12 Mon 30-May-16 19:50:27

Cringe. Yes, you're right. It's make DO.
I actually saw a senior lecturer make the your/you're error. It was on facebook so I really hope it was an autocorrect thing.

BestIsWest Mon 30-May-16 20:02:02

It IS 'another think coming.

DuvetDayEveryday Mon 30-May-16 20:05:22

I've seen 'persay' more than once recently. And someone on FB used 'walla!' to mean, I can only asumme, 'voila!'

DuvetDayEveryday Mon 30-May-16 20:05:58

'Assume' obviously. Pedants' curse at work.

Wolfiefan Mon 30-May-16 20:06:19

Make do and mend.

DameXanaduBramble Mon 30-May-16 20:07:40 really isn't. It doesn't even make sense. So many people on here swear blind it is but it 100% isn't and never has been.

DuvetDayEveryday Mon 30-May-16 20:08:49

It really is another think. You are wrong.

DameXanaduBramble Mon 30-May-16 20:10:07

You are wrong. What planet are you on?!

BestIsWest Mon 30-May-16 20:11:26

It really is 'think'.

As in, 'if you think this is right, then you are wrong, you have another think coming'.

Thing does not make sense.

EEVEElution Mon 30-May-16 20:13:28

It is think, not thing.

DameXanaduBramble Mon 30-May-16 20:13:28

No no no. That's not even the whole phrase, people don't say that. 'Think' makes no sense whatsoever. Another think coming? What a load of old rubbish. You're all completely brainwashed!

DuvetDayEveryday Mon 30-May-16 20:14:05

I'm on the planet of correctness.

Google will help you.

Sceptimum Mon 30-May-16 20:14:34

I wish people would rein in these sort of mistakes. (Every time I see "reign in" used to mean bring to stop I want to scream.)

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