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Do vs. Does

We use Do and Does to make questions in English. We put do or does at the beginning of the sentence.

Make Questions with Do

We use do at the beginning of the sentence when we make yes or no questions.

Do is used with the pronouns; I , you, we, they

Affirmative Sentence Questions
I run a lot  Do I run a lot?
You play soccer Do you play soccer?
We drink milk Do we drink milk?
They like the beach Do they like the beach?

Make Questions with Does

We use does at the beginning of the sentence when we make yes or no questions and we are using  the pronouns she, he or it ( Third Person Singular)

Affirmative Questions
She runs a lot Does she run a lot?
He dances very well Does he dance really well?
It barks a lot Does it bark  a lot?

Wh- Questions with Do and Does

The Wh- questions are the following:

What When
Where Which
Who What

To make wh-questions with Do and Does, we have to stick with the pattern describe above.

Wh-question Do / Does  Pronoun Verb
Where Do you live?

Examples of Wh-Questions with Do

Examples of Wh-Questions with Does

Short Answers with Do and Does

The negative form of do is do not. It’s contracted form is don’t  and it is used with the pronouns; I, you, we and they.

The negative form of does is does not. The contracted form of does not is  doesn’t.  and it is used with the pronouns; she, he and it.

Sample Questions Affirmative Negative
Do I need a bag? Yes, you do. No, you don’t.
Do you need a pen? Yes, I do. No, I don’t.
Do you guys dance well? Yes, we do. No, we don’t.
Do they need my money? Yes, they do. No, they don’t.
Does he like soft drinks? Yes, he does. No, he doesn’t.
Does she want to play? Yes, she does. No, she doesn’t.
Does it  bark at night? Yes, it does. No, it doesn’t.

Time for Practice: Do and Does 

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