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Use of Does

Use does in a Sentence for Class 1 English

The auxiliary verbs also referred to as helping verbs, are used to show the tense of a sentence or to create negative or interrogative sentences. This learning concept will only discuss the auxiliary do verb ‘does’ and how to use does in a sentence. Students of class 1 can also check the usage of do and did.

Students will also discover the following:

  • Does example sentence.
  • Use of does to form a negative sentence.
  • Use of does to form an interrogative sentence.
  • Some common mistakes while using ‘does’ in a sentence.

All the concepts are well explained to class 1 English students with the help of examples, illustrations, and concept maps. Once you go through the concept, assess your learning by solving the two printable worksheets given at the end of the page.

Download the auxiliary verbs worksheet and check your answers with the worksheet solutions provided in PDF format.

What ‘does’ mean?

  • 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.
chart for auxiliary verbs

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’.


    1. does example in sentence
    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.


     does example in sentence

    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’


    does negative sentence example
  4. ‘Does’ is used to describe an event or action that taking place in the present.


    usage of does in sentence

    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.

does common mistake example

does common mistake example
chart for use of does
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