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    Do - don't - does - doesn't

    The words "do", "don't", "does" and "doesn't" appear a lot in English.


    This is because they can be used as verbs or modals (helping verbs).

    They are used in making affirmatives (statements) and questions.

    In making affirmatives (statements): DO / DON'T / DOES / DOESN'T comes AFTER the subject.


    - THEY DO their chores when they arrive home.

    - SHE DOES charity work when she has time.

    - I DON'T speak Spanish.

    - JAMES DOESN'T drive on Saturdays.


    In asking questions : DO / DON'T / DOES / DOESN'T come BEFORE the subject.


    - Where DO YOU live?

    - DOES HE drive to work?

    - Why DON'T WE visit the national park? It's so much fun!

    - Lucina speaks Dutch, DOESN'T SHE?


    So, is there any difference among these four little words? Of course not! DO / DON'T / DOES / DOESN'T are simple present tense form of the verb "to do". DON'T (do not) is the negative form of DO while DOESN'T (does not) is the negative form of DOES.

    The tiny difference is:

    - Use DOES / DOESN'T if the subject is third-person singular (he, she, it).

    - Use DO / DON'T everywhere else. That is plural nouns and with the pronouns I, you, we and they.

    In summary:

    > I / you / we / they - do / don't

    > he / she / it - does / doesn't

    You got it, didn't you? Now, complete the sentences with do, don't, does or doesn't.

    Good luck!


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