Which one is correct and why: would you make me a cup of coffee or would you give me a cup of coffee?

Which one is correct and why: would you make me a cup of coffee or would you give me a cup of coffee?

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  1. Both mean different things.
    Would you make me a cup of coffee? I am asking you whether you would make me a cup of coffee. You have the choice to say yes or no. No, for example, if you don’t know how to make a cup of coffee or are not in the mood for that.
    Would you give me a cup of coffee? This assumes that coffee is available and it only needs for the person to pour it into a cup and give it to me. You can still refuse if you think I am crossing my limits (for example I am your boss and am trying to show you my superiority).

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  2. ‘Would you make me a cup of coffee?’ is a polite request that would garner a smile from the person asked or at least a polite refusal.
    ‘Give me a cup of coffee.” is a direct order from a jerk that would award you a cup thrown at your head.
    Hopefully you would choose to be polite.

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  3. Both are correct grammatically, but it would be the custom to include the word “please” in each. The first, “Would you make me a cup of coffee, please?” asks that a cup of coffee be made for the person asking. The second, “Please would you give me a cup of coffee?” asks that the person asking be given a cup of coffee, e.g. from a pot already made.
    Which one is correct and why: would you make me a cup of coffee or would you give me a cup of coffee?

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  4. Would you make me a cup of coffee? .>entails action of preparation/ which you ask back with cream and /or without sugar?
    Would you give me a cup of coffee? > the coffee is already prepared , all you need to do is pour it

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  5. They are both grammatically correct; however, it would be unusual to say ‘give me a cup of coffee’. You would normally say ‘make’ if you were at someone’s home and they asked if there was anything you wanted. If you were in a restaurant or close to a cafe you would say ‘buy’.

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  6. Both are correct. It is all about what you are trying to say.
    If you want someone to physically make you a cup of coffee, you say “Would you make me a cup of coffee?” If you are a customer, you could ask a barista for a cup of coffee this way.
    But if you were somewhere that have ten cups of coffee sitting on a counter, you might say, “Would you give me a cup of coffee, please?” If you were at an event where they were giving out cups of coffee to volunteers and you were a volunteer, you might ask someone to give you the coffee but that doesn’t mean that person actually MADE the coffee. They are just the catalyst for getting coffee at point A to you at point B.

    Victor Allen’s

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  7. 1970-computer translation of “would you make me a cup of coffee” = Poof! You’re a cup of coffee! (It’s all in the “poof”.)
    1970 correction for the computer: Would you make for me a cup of coffee?
    OK, humans are smarter. Please make me a cup of coffee. or Please give me a cup of coffee. The second sentence is used in a restaurant (too).

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  8. There are two differnt actions taking place.
    I make you a cup of coffee.
    I give you a cup of coffee.
    After I made the coffee, I gave you a cup.

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  9. Both sentences are grammatically correct . However, although both are about coffee, one sentence talks about “Making” ( make ) coffee; the other talks about coffee which is already made .
    Like anything you “make,” you construct something. So, if I ask you to make me a cup of coffee, you first get a cup. put in some coffee, hot water and milk. Sometimes you may add sugar. Of course there are other ways of making coffee but “to make” coffee you have to go through a few steps. It is the same for making a cup of tea, making toys for your daughter, making a kennel for your dog etc.
    In the second part of the sentence you say, “Would you give me a cup of coffee?” If you said that to me I would understand you wanted a cup of coffee which has already been made. If it was on the table I would hand it to you, and be grateful that I would not have to go through all of the procedures I mentioned in the other example, when you used “make.”
    So, MAKE = a number of procedures before I can give you the cup of coffee.
    So, MADE = I just hand (give you) a cup of ready-made coffee.
    Hope you understand. Best wishes!

    Eight O’Clock

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