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    Question same?

    Hello there,

    These two sentences, make any differences?


    Do they the same?
    Are they the same?

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    #2

    Re: same?

    "Do they the same?" is ungrammatical.

    DO + VERB
    EX: Do they live there?
    EX: Do we have to go?

    BE + NOUN or ADJECTIVE or PARTICIPLE
    EX: Are they the same? <noun>
    EX: Was it cold? <adjective>
    EX: Is he sleeping? <participle>

    The verb BE has many forms; e.g., is, am, was, were, are, be, been.

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    Talking Re: same?

    thank casiopea... I have another question.. "Do we have to go?'" is a present tense. Normally, we use present tense to refer fact and repeated action. how about that sentence? refers to fact or repeated action?


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    Re: same?

    Fact.

    EX: We have to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    "
    DO + VERB
    EX: Do they live there?
    EX: Do we have to go?
    BE + NOUN or ADJECTIVE or PARTICIPLE
    EX: Are they the same? <noun>
    EX: Was it cold? <adjective>
    EX: Is he sleeping? <participle>
    The verb BE has many forms; e.g., is, am, was, were, are, be, been.

    these only can use on constructing question?

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    Re: same?

    No. Statements too. For example, insert DO (do, does, did) for emphasis.

    emphatic DO: I do want to marry you!

    As for BE (is, am, are, was, were, etc.), it's an auxiliary verb.

    copular: She is a doctor. Is she a doctor?
    part of the progressive/continuous tense: He is eating. Is he eating?

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