I couldn't find any complete answer to my 2 questions here in the forum. I know based on context the verb "fare" can have 3 different meanings: 1 - fare in modo che 2 - permettere 3 -lasciare. So, first I want to know in addition to being based on context, is there any trick to distinguish each usage of these three?
Secondly, nevertheless I tried to use each one of these three meaning in following sentence, but I couldn't grasp the meaning:
Se prima i nonni facevano solo i nonni, oggi fanno i nonni e i genitori.
Being more precise, the sentence just before that was: "Voglio dire che secondo me (this fact) è proprio il contrario (compared to what you said).