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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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Do I have to add a question mark to a statement?

When someone says "What would you like to discuss first?" Should the reply be; I would like to know how long does it take to process the request. Or I would like to know how long does it take ...
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Why is the word “bought” incorrect in “Did you change your mind and bought the red car?”

Did you change your mind and bought the red car? Why is the word "bought" incorrect in this context? I was teaching ESL and this question came up.
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Who knocks at the door? Who does knock at the door? [duplicate]

Who knocks at the door? Who does knock at the door? I am confused here. Usually, first sentence is acceptable. But I did not read about the 2nd one. Is it correct? Is it an emphatic sentence ...
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“What do you think about?” or “What you think about?”

Which of the following is correct? "What do you think about?" "What you think about?"
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Should I use “not” or “don't”?

Let's not make a big deal out of it. Let's don't make a big deal out of it. You are just trying to make us not practice. You are just trying to make us don't practice. Should I use "not" or "don't"?...
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Didn't existed or hadn't existed?

I come across this in todays New Yorker: Birkenstocks, like an iPad, or an eight-dollar bottle of cold-pressed juice, are the covetable answer to a need that hadn’t existed before they came along. ...
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can “do” use for emphasise not just before a verb?

the sentences below are written in "introduction to Linux Mint" "Finally, software which is distributed in this way is often, by virtue of necessity, “static”.This means that not only do you need to ...
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Can you help me with this “gerund vs do”?

It is better to peak at this level than not peaking at this level and then not qualifying for the quarter-finals. It is better to peak at this level than not peaking at this level and then do not ...
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Do+verb or just verb?

I am from India. Here, we speak two sentences. Some say: They matter a lot. Others say: They do matter a lot. Which one is right and why?
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May I use “wtf” with a non-question? — “wtf I just watched.”

I know that usually people write: "wtf did I just watch?" But is "wtf I just watched" a correct English sentence as "I just watched" is a correct English sentence and adding wtf should not make ...
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Is it possible to drop “do” to make the sentence parallel

Can I remove "do" from the below sentence? Does the meaning change? Original: In a recent survey, Physical Fitness Weekly found that people exercising daily consider themselves no healthier than do ...
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Which to use “do” or “does” to emphasize with third person singular?

For example, I can say "I do like apples". May I similarly say A kitten do like to play with a clew or should I use does instead. Also, in sentences like Only then do/does it really matter, ...
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Asking object - subject questions. “Did” or past form of the verb in Past Simple

The question is about the rule of asking questions in Past Simple tense. Please, look at the questions below and tell me if my thinking and naming of questions stated here are correct? For example ...
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Direct To Indirect Speech : Conversion of 'do'?

I was practicing direct to indirect conversion, when I saw something peculiar in the sentences. Consider the sentence given below - 1) He said to me, "Where do you live?". I considered various ...
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Did + … + teach/taught? [duplicate]

When using "did" in a sentence, does that put the verb in present or past tense? Example: What did they teach you? or: What did they taught you? Example 2: What did he say? or: ...
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What is correct answer for the question “Do you have…”?

What is the correct answer for the question "Do you have" (For example: Do you have money?") options that I thought about: a) Yes, I do. b) Yes, I do have. c) something else? I know ...
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Why should I use will not, instead of do not?

I just want to ask which one is correct. Re-ordered playlist contents do not display in the correct order. Re-ordered playlist contents will not display the correct order. I have a colleague who is ...
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Auxiliary verb position in questions with “why”

Of these two options which one is correct? Why doesn't the website get loaded? or Why the website doesn't get loaded? Maybe the more natural one is: Why isn't the website loaded? but I'm ...
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Wanted to not make / Wanted not to make / Didn't want to make

Which one would you choose in conversation? And I'd like to know the subtle difference. I would really appreciate it if you could help me. I wanted to not make a mistake. I wanted not to ...
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What type of predicate is it?

I don’t want to go on knowing you. We have here a modal element (want),a phasal part (go on) and a gerund (knowing),so probably it is the modal aspective predicate, or I'm much mistaken? ...
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“Who pays” vs “who does pay”

Who pays for that? Who does pay for that? What is the difference between these two sentences? Are both grammatically correct?
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Is your English getting better? or Does your English get better? [closed]

In a book, there's a question: Is your English getting better? And not Does your English get better? And Where does you mum and dad live. Where do your mum and dad live. They both sound ...
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How could I explain these simple mistakes to my students?

How can I explain these simple mistakes to young learners? I no speak English. (instead of don’t) You be my teacher? How long are you knowing my friend? I have twenty years.
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May I omit “do” in a dependent clause?

In a sentence like this: Many people realize that they didn't do any wrongdoings, so they cannot understand why they have to be punished. or Many ..., so they cannot understand why do they ...
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How is it correct? like vs do like

Did you play tennis? - Yes, I played. Did you play tennis? - Yes, I did. Which one is correct? Both seem fine to me. But answer is saying that second one is correct.
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Do you have a book? Have you a book?

Do you have a book? Have you a book? What's the difference between them? What kinds of verbs "do" and "have" are there?
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Belong and Own as transitive or intransitive verb

I learned that Belong and Own are Intransitive verbs, hence they cannot be used in passive voice. If we use these sentences with is/was they become passive. But can we use this construction to tell ...
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“it didn't sent the messages”?

Which one is correct? it didn't sent the messages OR: it didn't send the messages
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did + present tense (or ) Past tense of the verb [duplicate]

What did you say? What you said. How did you and mum guess I wanted Agnes? how you and Mum guessed I wanted Agnes What is the meaning of above two sentences? When should I use "did + ...
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“How Internet helps you?” vs “How does Internet help you?”

Which one of the following sentences is correct: "How Internet helps you?" "How does Internet help you?" Is it always mandatory to use "do" in how-questions?
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asking Question by “ How”

which one is correct? How similes have been translated by different translators in this Text? or How do similes have been translated by different translators in this text?
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Difference between two Why…? questions [duplicate]

What is the difference between these two questions: Why Sweden makes the best music? Why does Sweden make the best music? I suppose there is no difference and one of these is just ...
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When to use “am not” and “do not” in a sentence

"I don't know what I'd do without you" "I'm not know what I'd do without you" Are these sentences correct? What are the rules to use "not" in a sentence? To what is not pointing in the above ...
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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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Should I say “what does it means” or “what does it mean”?

Sometimes, especially on this forum, I am wondering wether I should say "what does it mean" or "what does it means" ? And should I say "it means that..." or "it mean that..." ?
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“had X a…” vs “was X having a…”

What's the difference between the two? Example: The classrooms had only students. Had the school a shortage of teachers? The classrooms had only students. Was the school having a shortage of ...
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Use “does” in front of another verb in a question?

What time does sound good to you? What time sounds good to you? Is there a difference?
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What {do / does} this and that have in common?" — which?

Example: What does beer and wine have in common? or What do beer and wine have in common? I've seen them both being used, the first form being more frequent, but I think the second form sounds ...
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What does “it's really only done at major universities” mean?

What does the verb 'do' mean in this sentence? I select it in bold. The brain is an amazing and complex organ. And while many people are fascinated by the brain, they can't really tell you that ...
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Do I have to use “do” in any “wh-” question?

What did you say? What you said? What did you wear? What you wore? Where did you go? Where you go? I know that sometimes in English, people do not use “do” in “wh-” questions. I have heard ...
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Is the phrase 'do not take leave' the right way to convey the meaning?

Can I use 'do not take leave' here? Mithilesh and me do not take leave this month. Any help is appreciated.
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“Guys did anyone of you have found my pencil box today in our class?” [closed]

"Guys did anyone of you have found my pencil box today in our class?" Is that example grammatical?
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How can I use do auxiliary verb in indirection question sentence?

Can we use do-auxillity verb in indirection question sentence.  For example, Is this right? Why is the sky blue?-> Why the sky do blue? Or Why the water do exchange to air on 100 degree?
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hadn't money or didn't have money in 2nd type hypotheses

He wouldn't be so popular if he hadn't so much money. or He wouldn't be so popular if he didn't have so much money.
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Where did you found it - should I use “did” in the question?

Where you found it. Where did you found it. In the question should I put "did"?