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    Tense problem -- Please help!

    What time does the movie starts?

    What time does the movie start?


    Which one is grammatically correct? Please provide an explanation. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Tense problem -- Please help!

    The correct question is,

    What time does the movie start?

    The subject 'the movie' agrees with the verb 'does . . . start'. It's the auxiliary 'does' that carries tense. For example,

    3rd person singular: Does she like cake?
    2nd person singular: Do you like cake?

    Hope that helps.

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