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Chris took out his hat and coat.
Chris took off his hat and coat

The opposite of put on is take off, and not take out.

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The carpenter made a large table.
The carpenter did a large table.
You must do your work carefully.
You must make your work carefully.

To make primarily means to construct or manufacture something, while to do means to accomplish a thing.

Common exceptions with make and do.

(a) To make a mistake, to make a promise, to make a speech, to make an excuse, to make haste, to make fun of, to make progress, to make a noise, to make a bed (= to prepare the bed for sleeping on)

(b) To do good, to do evil, to do your best, to do your duty, to do someone a favour, to do wrong, to do a puzzle, to do business, to do away with, to do gymnastics, to do exercises.

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Some men are repairing the road.
Some men are correcting the road.

To correct is to make something right: to correct mistakes, a composition, a translation, one's pronunciation, etc. To repair or to mend is to put in good condition after being damaged: to repair or mend a road, clothes, shoes, etc.

To repair a watch is to put it in good condition again, but to correct a watch is to set it to the right time.

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We remained in a very good hotel.
We stayed in a very good hotel.
Not many figs have stayed on the tree.
Not many figs have remained on the tree.

Here, to stay means to live for a short time as a guest or a visitor, and to remain means to be left after part has been taken or destroyed.

Use either verb when the meaning is to continue in the same place or condition: I'll stay (or remain) at home till tomorrow. Remain is more formal.

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I've now left football.
I've now given up football.
Also possible:
I've now stopped playing football.

Never use leave in the meaning of give up, or stop something.

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