The Auxiliary ” Do” in Simple Present : ALL WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!
Asking a question using “do” in present simple
First let’s see the verb “to do ” : Verb to do : means “act” , perform or finish.
Example : I always do my homework at night.
It’s conjugated in the following form :
I , You , We , They ==> do
He , She , It ==> does
The auxiliary ‘do’ : As part of the question in Present Simple.
We use the auxiliary ‘do ‘ with all verbs except the verb to ‘be’
Do you speak English ?
Do you play soccer ?
verb to be :
Do you are happy ?
Are you happy ?
modals : must / should / shall / can / could/ might / may / ought to
Do you must go ?
Must you go ?
Asking a question using ” do ” :
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Do I/you/we/they verb ?
Do you like this t-shirt ?
Does he/she/it verb ?
Does he speak Turkish ?
Answering Yes/No questions with ‘do’
We answer the questions with “do” in the following way:
Yes , I/you/we/they do . No, I/you/we/they do not ( don’t).
Yes, he/she/it does. No, he/she/it does not (doesn’t)
Example : Do you speak English ?
Yes, I do.
No, I do not.
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