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Grammar

                 Do / Does – questions and negative sentences



We use 'do' and 'does' to make questions in present simple tense (ongoing action at present).

Do you speak English?   Yes, I do.

Do you speak French?    No, I don't (do not)

Does he like animals?    Yes, he does.

Does he like milk?       No, he doesn't (does not).

Does she like bananas?   No, she doesn't.

Do we travel to work by car?    No, we don't.

Do they live in Edinburgh?     Yes, they do.

Do they ride bicycles to work?     No, they don't.

As you can see above, do/does are also used in short answers. That is the correct way to answer Yes/No questions in English!



We use 'do/does' in negative sentences:

I don't like spiders.

You don't drink coffee.

He doesn't play computer games.

She doesn't play with dolls.

We don't own a flat in Madrid.

They don't travel to work by train.


'Do/Does' has NO meaning in the sentences above. It is only used for grammatical purposes! It is often called an 'auxiliary verb'.

 

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Do/does quick test

  • ...........I live in Prague?

    Do
    Does
    Did
    Don't

  • ... you like ice cream?

    Doing
    Do
    Does
    Did

  • Yes, I ....

    do
    don't
    does
    did

  • .....he like cars?

    Do
    Does
    Don't
    Did

  • ....... she like dogs?

    Do
    Does
    Don't
    Did

  • No, she ..........

    don't
    do
    doesn't
    doing

  • I ..... eat vanilla ice cream.

    not
    don't
    doesn't
    do

  • They ....... work in a bank

    not
    don't
    doesn't
    is not

  • We ....... like pizza.

    don't
    doesn't
    doing
    did

  • It ............ matter.

    don't
    doesn't
    not
    doing

  • ..... worry about it.

    Don't
    Doesn't
    Not
    Doing