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Auxiliaries

Concept: Use of 'does'

Definition

  • We use auxiliary verbs to build sentences in the proper order.
  • They allow us to understand when an action happens (In the past or present or in the future) and who performed the action.
  • The auxiliary verbs ‘do’, ‘does’, and ‘did’ are part of the ‘to do’ auxiliary verbs that can refer to an event or an action that happens in the present or in the past.
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We have already learned about ‘do’ and ‘did’. In this lesson, we will discuss the auxiliary ‘does’.

The Use of 'does':

  1. ‘Does’ is used with singular nouns and pronouns like ‘he’, ‘she’, and ‘it’.

    Example:

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    2. He- He does better than that.
    3. She- If she does what I tell her, everything will be fine.
    4. It- It does have eight legs.
  2. ‘Does’ is also used to ask a question. We add it at the beginning of the question.

    Example:

    bake

    We add 'does' before the subject 'he' to make it a question.

  3. We can make a negative sentence with the help of ‘does not’ or ‘doesn’t’

    Example:

    tree
  4. ‘Does’ is used to describe an event or action that taking place in the present.

    Example:

    coat

    The speaker is describing the coat in the present. We used to 'does' to talk about a singular object in the present.

Common Mistake:

Don’t use ‘does’ with the singular pronouns ‘I’ and ‘you’. Instead, use ‘do’ with these pronouns.

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