Do vs. Does
We use Do and Does to make questions in English. We put do or does at the beginning of the sentence.
Make Questions with Do
We use do at the beginning of the sentence when we make yes or no questions.
Do is used with the pronouns; I , you, we, they
|I run a lot||Do I run a lot?|
|You play soccer||Do you play soccer?|
|We drink milk||Do we drink milk?|
|They like the beach||Do they like the beach?|
Make Questions with Does
We use does at the beginning of the sentence when we make yes or no questions and we are using the pronouns she, he or it ( Third Person Singular)
|She runs a lot||Does she run a lot?|
|He dances very well||Does he dance really well?|
|It barks a lot||Does it bark a lot?|
Wh- Questions with Do and Does
The Wh- questions are the following:
To make wh-questions with Do and Does, we have to stick with the pattern describe above.
|Wh-question||Do / Does||Pronoun||Verb|
Examples of Wh-Questions with Do
- Where do you live?
- Why do they work?
- What do we need?
Examples of Wh-Questions with Does
- What does she live?
- Why does he work?
- What does the dog need?
Short Answers with Do and Does
The negative form of do is do not. It’s contracted form is don’t and it is used with the pronouns; I, you, we and they.
- I do not like sports.
- They don’t like sports.
The negative form of does is does not. The contracted form of does not is doesn’t. and it is used with the pronouns; she, he and it.
- He does not like sports
- She does’t like sports
|Do I need a bag?||Yes, you do.||No, you don’t.|
|Do you need a pen?||Yes, I do.||No, I don’t.|
|Do you guys dance well?||Yes, we do.||No, we don’t.|
|Do they need my money?||Yes, they do.||No, they don’t.|
|Does he like soft drinks?||Yes, he does.||No, he doesn’t.|
|Does she want to play?||Yes, she does.||No, she doesn’t.|
|Does it bark at night?||Yes, it does.||No, it doesn’t.|
Time for Practice: Do and Does
Grammar Exercises: Do or Does