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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Whats mean of “http://hxsq.luminginfo.cn/, does not properly navigate to the intended destination.”?

My application is rejected with the follow information: Sender Apple 5 SAFETY: DEVELOPER INFORMATION 1 PERFORMANCE: APP COMPLETENESS Safety - 1.5 The support URL specified in your app’s metadata, ...
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What's the difference between “you do have to” and “you have to”

Can we use them interchangeably or there are situations where only one of them is correct?
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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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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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Why did they say “You already have”?

I was watching Banshee and I couldn't understand why some guy used this phrase: A: I’m going to kill you. B: You already have. Why B didn't say "You already done" or "You already did&...
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“Is [S] taking advantage” or “Does [S] taking advantage…”? –Which one is correct?

Which one is correct? Does your business partner taking advantage of you? or Is your business partner taking advantage of you? For me they seemed correct but I'm not familiar with the English rules ...
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What he does vs What does he do? [closed]

What's the difference between them? and when do we use "What he does" and "What does he do"?
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Grammar: How many does it costs?

How many does it costs? or how many does it cost? Are they both correct? Thanks
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“Looking at the sky, the clouds, the moon and the stars really does make me feel calm and hopeful.”

Looking at the sky, the clouds, the moon and the stars really does make me feel clam and hopeful. So, in this sentence how does the word "does" work? There's a problem without that word?
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Why is “did be” grammatically incorrect?

What’s wrong with this sentence? Where did you be yesterday? These sorts of sentences have been bothering me for some time. Can someone explain to me why I cannot say sentences like one in the ...
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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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Emphatic “do” used with “have/has been”

Some examples of use of emphatic "do": "Now, I don't speak Chinese, but I do speak a little Polish, a little Korean, and a few words in half a dozen other languages. This comes from my ...
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“When did you bought/buy the sim card?” [closed]

Which one is correct and why When did you bought the sim card? Or When did you buy the sim card?
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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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“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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Usage of the word “don't” + “Substitute”

"It's important to support business, but meal deal vouchers don't substitute for effective public health messaging and measures" The above excerpt is from a political advert and was ...
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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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Who baked vs Who did bake - usage rule [duplicate]

Why we can ask the question "Who baked the cake?" when we should use did link verb?
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Do “I can't remember” and “I don't remember” mean the same thing?

I don't remember and I can't remember Do these mean the same? I translated it to my mother tongue using Google translate and the translation is the same, but I have a feeling that it's not ...
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when do I use “do / does + base verb ” & “base verb + s ,es , ies” for instance , ( does use) & (uses)?

I am always confused when it comes to this type of sentence: She does use her car rarely. She uses her car rarely. So, what is the difference?
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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 do we call these kind of structures?

I don't have Instagram installed on my phone. Does it mean the same as I haven't installed Instagram on my phone.
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Why “which train goes to” not which train does go to

One day, I was teaching this kid English. We were talking about using "which" in different sentences. Then It came to using which with Inanimate objects and while we were discussing about it, he ...
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Can you omit do when the topic has been raised in a previous sentence?

For example in the following sentence it seems like do could be omitted: "Is it OK if we don't talk today? Or do you need to chat about something?" So that this would seem appropriate, maybe: "Is ...
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Why can't you say don't instead of won't?

Our textbook says, A: "I have to go shopping this afternoon." B: "Don't forget the bread." A: "No, I won't." About the last sentence, why can't you say "No, I don't."? i.e. Why is "No, I don'...
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Difference between not and don't in the next sentence [closed]

“In the period we not enter, Romanticism, the Account became the preeminent formula for literary production.” In the sentence above, does the ‘not’ make sense? Should I use ‘don’t’ instead?
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Do watch the episode Vs. Watch the episode

I want to know the difference between these two sentences,, when should I use? Do watch the episode Watch the episode
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Writing the right tag question

I want to write a tag question at the end of this sentence: That white house over there used to belong to your family, ..............? I think the only right choice is "didn't it" but I'm not sure....
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Has not to or does not have to?

Are there any differences between "has not to be" and "does not have to be"? For example: if you check the list, the list has not to be empty. if you check the list, the list does not have to ...
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When is auxiliary “do” used in positive declarative sentences?

Examples: "I did go home" instead of "I went home". "We did make some tea" instead of "We made some tea". "I do listen to future garage music" instead of "I listen to future garage music". Is it ...
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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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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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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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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 ...