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I read an article , there was a sentence in it :

He never do the things breach the benefits of group.

My question is why it used "do" in the sentence? I thought it should be "did" or "does"..

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    That sentence is grammatically incorrect, so it's impossible to say why it is the way it is. Where did you find it?
    – stangdon
    Dec 21, 2016 at 23:00
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    Hi stangdon., thank you for answering . Actually it was an example sentence in a dictionary APP. So how about I change the sentence to this : He never did something to hurt his friend . ( If in this sentence , the verb "did "is correct? can I change it into "does "?) Dec 21, 2016 at 23:19
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    This is a horrid sentence. There's nothing right about it. In your comment, "something" is wrong. "He never did/does anything to hurt his friend" but they mean different things.
    – Catija
    Dec 22, 2016 at 0:41
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    If you found that sentence in an app, you should throw away that app immediately and warn other people not to use it, because that sentence is horribly mangled.
    – stangdon
    Dec 22, 2016 at 13:48

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Your example sentence

He never do the things breach the benefits of group.

is grammatically incorrect and possibly should be

He never will do the things to breach the benefits of group.
He never did the things to breach the benefits of group.
He never does the things to breach the benefits of group.

In your second sentence (in the comments)

He never does something to hurt his friend.
He never did something to hurt his friend.

Both sentences are correct, it is only a change in tense, the first being present continuous tense and the second being past tense.

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    "Something" just sounds wrong. "Anything" is much more idiomatic there.
    – Catija
    Dec 22, 2016 at 0:42
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    But it is perfectly correct.
    – Ast Pace
    Dec 22, 2016 at 2:09
  • Thank you all for helping !! especially thank for Peter's example sentence , they are very clear and do solve my question Dec 22, 2016 at 9:07
  • Hi , Peter ,sorry , I am new here , so don't really know how to accept the answer, I chose the up triangle sign on the left , did it mean I already accept it? If not , please tell me how to do it, thank you Dec 22, 2016 at 9:53

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