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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“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 ...
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Is this a correct sentence: “Does passive voice of the original content be considered as unique content?”

Which of this a correct sentence? Does passive voice of the original content be considered as unique content? or Is passive voice of the original content be considered as unique ...
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Difference between “did you go” and “have you been to”

How can I ask someone if I want to know whether they went to some place? Which of the two sentences is correct? And is there a difference between the two? "Did you go to ABC before?" "Have you been ...
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The role of do in a declarative sentence

What is the role of "do" in the following sentence? Only in the jungle do you find lizards that can soar like dragons.
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“Do” question meaning

"I go to school" question is "Do you go to school?" I hear that using "Do/Does" question contains habit and recurring things like avobe. Then, people in dramas often use "Do /Does" like what do we do?...
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Which one is correct : 'does it worth all the trouble ?' or 'is it worth all the trouble ?'

I am currently confused between the use of these two: Does it worth all the trouble? or Is it worth all the trouble? Can some one suggest which one is correct?
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Usage of 'do' and 'does'

I have heard the phrase: Do such easy questions really come? What if I am pointing to a single question and asking: Does such an easy question really come? I feel that the second sentence is ...
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“U saw Jurassic Park movie in Hindi or English” [closed]

Is this correct? U saw jurassic Park movie in Hindi or English
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“How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb?”

Is the following sentence grammatically correct? (I found this sentence on a friend's wall on Facebook) How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? or it should be How many ...
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It never hurt like it does/is now

"I've been doing a lot of training in the past but it never was painful like it's now." When I choose to use different sentence: It never hurt like it (does/is) now" then which auxiliary verb do I ...
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Which one is right of the following two sentence? [closed]

Do you remember something? Did you remember something? Which one is correct and idiomatic?
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how do I ask vs how to ask [duplicate]

what is the difference between how do I ask and how to ask I am an Indian. Basically asking question we have to use "do, does and did". Please explain does How to ask make a question?
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Verb “to have” used in present tense

Which one of these two is a correct sentence? I have not a computer. I do not have a computer. I am confused, the book I am reading has the first sentence but the second one sounds right. ...
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Difference “he didn't be a doctor” and “he wasn't a doctor”?

What the difference between "he didn't be a doctor" and "he wasn't a doctor"?
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Third person singular 's' in question formation

A co-worker of mine took an ELL test for her job and she had to compose a question. She wrote: "Does she plays?" I know that in a statement rather than a question, the third person singular ...
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What's the exact meaning of “Did one but know” in “Sonnet” by Christina Rossetti?

What's the exact meaning of "Did one but know" at the end of "Sonnet" by Christina Rossetti? This is the full context: Sonnet by Christina Rosetti I wish I could remember that first day, First ...
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What did you eat or what have you eat?

If I am asking someone what he got for his birthday, would it be "What did you get?" or "What have you got?"
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Using did +verb instead of the past form of the verb

I have a sentence: No sooner did we get to our car than the thunderstorm began. Is it okay to use did we get? It sounds very natural for me, but I am not sure whether or not such grammar ...
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“I told you DON´T go” vs. “I told you NOT TO go”

I told you don't go to see that movie because it was not good. I told you not to go to see that movie because it was not good. Can both be used? If the answer is yes, how do I know when to use "don'...
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Shoud I use “did” or “does” in conjunction with “during this week”?

Which one is right? Did the student submit the paper during this week? Does the student submit the paper during this week? Please enlighten me.
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Does “do” fully inherit the grammar of the verb it refers to?

To avoid confusion with this question, here is an example We consider Nigeria a developing country as we do Angola. So, is that grammatical? Should I put a preposition? Can I instead say do it ...
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Can “have” in perfect tenses be used to make questions?

A: I have a bus. B:Have you a bus? Here have is used to make a question by bring have in the beginning of a sentence. My question is can we behave the same toward have in perfect tenses? For ...
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How to say it right: “Do you know where Liz lives?”

Should I say Do you know where Liz lives? or Do you know where does Liz live? Please explain.
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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: 发件人 Apple 1. 5 SAFETY: DEVELOPER INFORMATION 2. 1 PERFORMANCE: APP COMPLETENESS Safety - 1.5 The support URL specified in your app’...
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What is the difference beetween “You decided” and “You did decide”

I know that "You decided" is simple past, but I've never ever seen this kind of construction until I listened it in a song (You did decide): Pronoun + Simple Past(Past assistant did) + simple ...
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What makes you think so? Why without does?

I don't understand why in the sentence " what makes you think so" we don't use "do" like "what does make you think so?" It's present simple. It is a question. What do I miss here? I would be grateful ...
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Can I say “ There do be something”?

We can say 'Do be careful', 'do be straightforward about it'. And we can say ' There do exist...', such as: ----- From a synchronic point of view, there do exist cases of regular abrupt metathesis, ....
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Why is an auxiliary required in “who does Michelle see” but not in “who takes out the garbage”?

In the sentences: (1) Who takes out the garbage twice a week? (2) Who does Michelle see once a month? Why do we need the auxiliary verb "does" in No. (2) grammatically, instead of saying ...
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Which is correct? How did it all began/begin?

I'm confused between these two. Which is correct to use between How did it all began? or How did it all begin?
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Using tense after the word “did”

Using tense after the word “did”. I know that we use the present tense after “did”; however, how should I apply this rule in the following sentences. A. “He did go to his grandma’s home yesterday, ...
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I didn't ('go' or 'went') to party?

I didn't go to party. I didn't went to party.
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Which is correct “why is” or just “why” in this example?

Why this expression is evaluating to 110? or Why is this expression is evaluating to 110? Which is correct? If the second one, why in some places do we see example one?
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Which is correct in spoken language, “not exist” or “not exists”?

I know "something don't exist" and "something exists" are both correct, but when comes to spoken language, sometimes we say "not exist(s)" for short.. Example: A: "does something exists?" B: "not ...
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Who do you think is the richest man?

In some old Toefl test, there is a question like this: ______in this town? I think Mr. Kim is the richest man.  A. Who do you think is the richest man B. Who you think is the richest ...
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Is this sentence grammatically correct - voice use?

The sentence is "Which major you selected in the candidate information form?" My colleague is arguing that the sentence doesn't make sense because "if you read it aloud, it sounds weird." His/her ...
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Which negative form is acceptable?

He has not to cook rice. He does not have to cook rice. Which negative form is acceptable? Thanks in advance.
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Do “who” questions not get auxiliary verb? [duplicate]

Normally, if I want to build a question about someone's verb, then I know the following formula. building of statement. Adding auxiliary verb in the beginning of the sentence and make it question. ...
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Does/do+personal pronoun+verb

What format would the verb has to be singular/plural/depends? I have been using plural for this type of sentence, but I couldn't find any rules about this. For example, does John have a cat? If does ...
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The use of the word “do” in a sentence

Can someone please explain to me the role and function of the word do in this sentence? But advertisements do not only give information, they also try to influence our emotions.
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She don't know that she's a lucky girl [duplicate]

Here's from an old song (1963) "She's A Fool" by Lesley Gore. She don't know that she's a lucky girl Here's another example, "Silence is Golden" (1964) by The Tremeloes [YouTube link] Oh, ...