During a conversation with an Indonesian friend, he came up with the sentence, 'How DOES he able to score goals if he's not playing?'.
He asks me to correct him when he makes any grammatical errors, so I told him that he should have said, 'How IS he able to score goals if he's not playing?'.
What I couldn't offer him, was a clear explanation as to when we use the word 'does' and when we don't use it.
It's a very simple word, and reasonably common in our speech, but what are the rules about which sentences it is used in?
Last edited by 2006; 28-Aug-2009 at 05:57. Reason: addition
He scores goals when ever he plays.
He does not score goals when ever he plays.
Does he score goels when ever he plays?
Last edited by sarat_106; 28-Aug-2009 at 16:13.