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Questions tagged [do-support]

Questions and negations with main verbs other than BE require use of an auxiliary finite verb. If the finite verb is not an auxiliary or BE, it is replaced by the appropriate form of DO + its infinitive; this is called DO-support.

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Is the Do insertion missing in this headline?

What Democrats really think about presidential tax returns or What do Democrats really think about presidential tax returns
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How to write a message in English to a doctor's receptionist to book an appointment with the doctor [closed]

Can you please give a example of a sample message to doctor's receptionist for asking for an appointment and the important things to include in the message
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Can you emphasize the present subjunctive with “do”?

The present subjunctive is seen in this example taken from the NYT: The country demanded that Boeing pay a $1 billion penalty for the manufacturing delays in India’s 27-plane order. The verb 'pay'...
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Which one to use “Does” or “Is”

I have two sentences. I would like to know which one is correct. Please help me to understand. "Is the apartment is still available to rent?" "Does the apartment is still available to rent?"
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What is the function of “do” in this sentence?

Rarely, though, do countries introduce a single reform alone. What function does do have in this sentence?
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What's the difference between “Try not to blink” and “Try to do not blink”

I recently heard: Try not to blink. However I knew the following form: Try to do not blink. Is one of them wrong? What is the difference ?
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How does the auxiliary verb work in “What's the main thing a paramedic does have to do?”

What's the main thing a paramedic does have to do? What's the main thing a paramedic has to do? How can we use the auxiliary verbs after such sentences like that?
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In a negative-intergative sentence, whether NOT before subject or after subject?

I'm a boy. I'm happy. I'm eating rice. I eat rice. I have eaten rice. I'm here. I'm in Canada. What would be negative questions for all above? I'm confused sometimes "NOT" sits before subject like ...
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Isn't the word “experience” wrongly used in this context?

Friend: Have you ever flirted with a female cop? Me: Nope. Friend: I have done that experience. I think experience is the wrong word here. What else should he have said?
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Equivalents to the present tense

Do this to avoid having to do the dishes. Do this to not do the dishes. I am not sure what tense the first sentence is, I feel it's in the simple present too, but I am not sure. Is there a ...
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Which one is correct: “what did he do” or “what did he does”?

I am confused about how to use "what did he do" and "what did he does". I want to ask one friend what another friend does.
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“How much it cost?” or “How much does it cost?”

I want your help please. I know that correct question is "How much does it cost?" but I saw many questions like this with different structure like this "How much it cost?" So, which of these two is ...
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Why would you do that

Sam: Can I get you something? Austin: Do you know what bugs me? Sam: People taking your order? Austin: No. Taking people’s order. Sam: Why would you do that? Austin: Hah. You ...
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It isn’t raining - I wish it would rain. Why not “I wish it was raining”?

I thought I understood the wish clauses but I have just found this example: Situation: It isn’t raining. Your wish: I wish it would rain. Isn't this the situation where I should use the ...
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Why can't I say 'I almost don't sleep?

Why can't I say 'I almost don't sleep? Is there any rule about it?
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Making 4 types of question [closed]

What the right way to make 4 types of question with "has" in the sentence? My take on this, though it's really wrong I'm pretty sure: She has to get up early. Has she to get up early? Has she to ...
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“X won't Y” (able/willing) vs. “X doesn't Y”

In the preschooler series "Peppa Pig" I met the following two sentences: George runs as fast as he can but the kite won't fly. Peppa runs as fast as she can but the kite still won't fly. I ...
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Usage of “doesn't” in future sentence?

My friend is going to board into the train. To give a sarcastic sent off… shall I say, "Make sure your train doesn't derail" Is "doesn't" appropriate here?
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meaning of DO in this sentence?

What is the meaning of does in this sentence? Whose exhibition does “Stars At Dusk” painting belong to? Thank you very much
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What does he say ? Why there is a “Does”?

"What does he say ?" My question seems not relevent to grammar, I am not sure, but I am in wonder. In the question "What does he say ?" the word "does" seems redundant to me, as the question is ...
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What means “Do I ever get to be upset?~” [closed]

What means “Do I ever get to be upset? Do I ever get to be anyone but me?” I have no idea how to use these ‘Do I ever~’ thing...
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When to use “is” vs. “does” when asking a question?

When do I use is or does when I ask a question? For example, Is your item still for sale? Does your item still for sale? I am not sure which one to use.
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Please do call me vs. Please call me

Which one is correct? Which of the following statements is grammatically correct, and why? Please! Do call me. Please! Call me. And, If someone asks you: "Will you call me?" What should I say? Which ...
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Inversion in affirmative sentences

The Guardian has recently published an interview with Kurt Volker, who stated that: “We can have a conversation with Ukraine like we would with any other country about what do they need.” Source ...
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I made a marketing research - VS - I did a marketing research

Make VS do I made a marketing research - VS - I did a marketing research Marketing Research= a written business report most of the time printed and delivered to people in business meetings Do you ...
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Do questions with “which” need auxiliary verbs to make a question?

Which is correct: Which websites do report unbiased news about Iran? or Which websites report unbiased news about Iran?
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“…if you [sing.] did” — should it not be “do?”

I came across the following conversation: A: I'll let you know where I am planning to go on vacation. B: It wouldn't be vacation if you did. I am a little confused about the use of did here. ...
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Question about WH questions

Here are some interrogative statements which are right/wrong (both in American and British English). Right- What took you so long? Who killed my friend? What disease took away my ...
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What does a cow give us?

"What does a cow give us?" I am just wondering if 'COW' is singular, shouldn't the sentence be What does a cow GIVES us?
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On June 18th, I did experience my first earthquake

Is it grammatically correct to use "did" like this? On June 18th, I did experience my first earthquake in Japan. I'm an ALT in Japan and on our exam for our students they had to write the ...
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“How many language do you speak?” OR “How many language you speak?”

How many language do you speak? OR How many language you speak? Which one is correct? What is the difference? I have found another example: How much food are you going to take with ...
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Do not or does not?

Which sentence is correct when comparing things. For example: "Display do not have black spot" "Display does not have spot" another example: "Theorem do not have a proof" "...
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How is “do” used with other verbs?

Which one is correct or are both correct? Please explain if there's any explanation. Let's kiss Let's do kiss
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Which is correct - “doesn't made you happy” or “won't made you happy”?

Which of the following is correct? If it doesn't made you happy in the end, is it worth it? If it won't made you happy in the end, is it worth it? Is there different meaning? What I'm ...
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Question format using did

Is there any meaning difference in below questions? a) Which movie you saw yesterday? b) Which movie did you see yesterday?
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Why do you use the auxiliary verb in this sentence?

What kind of music does Jane like listening to? Why do you use the auxiliary verb in this sentence? Why is the preposition at the end of the sentence?
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Does she do her homework?

She does her homework. Does she do her homework? Why the questioning sentence is using "do"?
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I wish or I do wish

I don’t understand, what is the difference in meaning between: I wish I do wish ? Does the use of “do” make the wish stronger?
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“Do never…” vs. “Do not ever…”

I am just arguing with my friend if the phrase "do never something" is totally wrong compared to the phrase "do not ever something". And is "never" a contraction of "not ever"? Is it okay using "Do" ...
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“I did edit my question” or “I edited my question”?

If I wrote a question and someone said please edit your question, then I did it and wanted to notice him in comment, which one of these sentences is true for that: I did edit my question I edited my ...
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Why do you say 'He has it' but 'Does he have it'? [duplicate]

I tried looking up the difference between has and have and it generally has to do with plurals, but that doesn't seem to be changing in this case. Why do you use have in one case and has in another?
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'Don't be shy' or ' not be shy'?

I've learned that 'do' has to stand with ordinary verbs, for example 'I don't love him'. Therefore, I feel confused when hearing people say 'don't be shy'. I wonder why 'to be' and 'do' can stand ...
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Why there is a word “does” in the first sentence and no “does” in the second?

What time does the plane arrive tomorrow? Where the plane arrives? Or one of this sentences is incorrect? (I'm not english-speaking person).
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Usage of ''doing'' in “You are doing fine”

You are doing fine. This sentence is from The Last Leaf. What is the case of doing in this sentence? Is it an emphatic do? I found that do, does and did are more common in "emphatic writing".
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Rules for Haven't X Didn't

A friend of mine corrected this sentence... It's a sensation I didn't feel for ages ...to this one... It's a sensation I haven't feel for ages He said this: "I think it is something like 'You ...
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“she did have” or “she did has”

I just read this in a novel, and the sentence goes something like this Perhaps she did have asthma
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“Does” question versus “is” question

Could you explain to me which is correct (or if they are both correct)? What are the differences in meaning between these sentences? Is this version supposed to be fixed by us? Does this ...
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“What did he say?” or “What he said?”

1) 'What did he say?' 2) 'What he said?' I am much confused about these terms please anybody explain which one is correct and which I should use?
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Not sure which verb to use after “did”? [duplicate]

Did Esther handed her bag to you before she left? Did Esther hand her bag to you before she left? Did Esther hands her bag to you before she left? Which of the three is grammatical?
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“I'm not afraid” vs “I don't afraid”

Sometimes I hear people say 'I don't afraid...' For example: 'I don't afraid to be alone' Or 'I don't afraid of the darkness'. But is it right? I've always thought that we can only say: 'I'm not ...