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Does Jules have/has feelings for him? Does Jules have/has the golden touch? Does Jules have/has a plan? Have is plural and has is singular. So technically for the last sentence, I should choose have. But I guess it's wrong but not quite sure. Can someone help me with me. And someone let me know the tense and it's form.

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    This 'have' is not plural, it's just the basic form of the verb (which happens to be the same). – Kate Bunting Dec 29 '20 at 9:21
  • As commented by @KateBunting, 'have' is used here as a main verb. E.g., we can use have as 'do have'; has as 'does have', and had as 'did have', similar to study = do study; studies = does study, and studied = did study. – Ram Pillai Dec 29 '20 at 10:57
  • By the way Namita it's is short for it is but its is a possessive form so the last one you use should be its not it's. – mdewey Dec 29 '20 at 13:19
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When any question begins with do/does, have is used all the time. The verb do is associated with the person of the sentence. Have is independent of it.

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Do is an auxiliary verb that's used with other verbs to form questions, make things negative, add emphasis etc. The main verb it modifies is always the infinitive form:

  • Jules has feelings - the main verb is have, conjugated to has (present simple, third-person singular)
  • Jules does not have feelings - negative form, the auxiliary do gets conjugated instead, have stays as the infinitive
  • They don't have feelings - negative again, auxiliary do is conjugated differently (third-person plural) to match the subject. Have stays in the infinitive
  • Jules did have a plan - emphasis, auxiliary do is conjugated as appropriate (now we're talking about the past), have stays in the infinitive form.
  • Do you have the answer? - question form, have is still infinitive, hopefully you get the idea now!

Auxiliary verbs are "helper" verbs that add some sense to a main verb - do can be used as an auxiliary, but it can be used as a normal verb too, e.g. she did a good job. The main auxiliary verbs are do, be and have, and they're used like this:

  • do + infinitive
  • have + past participle (e.g. perfect forms, I have been to France)
  • be + past participle (passive form, I was contacted)
  • be + present participle (-ing) (continuous form, I am swimming)

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