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    Problem in using some words

    Hi,

    could you help me in using the following words
    1. can
    2. could
    3. do
    4.does
    5.will
    6.would


    thanks and regards

    Siddiq

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    can

    The word can is used to express ability: "He can pick up the front end of a Toyota."

    It is also used in informal requests: "Can I go out and play?"

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    The word could is the past tense of can: "I could do that once, but I can't anymore." It is also used in making polite requests: "Could you help me with this?" It is also used as a conditional.

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    do (dū)

    v., did (dĭd), done (dŭn), do·ing, does (dŭz).

    v.tr.

    1.
    a. To perform or execute: do one's assigned task; do a series of business deals.
    b. To fulfill the requirements of: did my duty at all times.
    c. To carry out; commit: a crime that had been done on purpose.

    2.
    a. To produce, especially by creative effort: do a play on Broadway.
    b. To play the part or role of in a creative production: did Elizabeth I in the film.
    c. To mimic: “doing the Southern voice, improvising it inventively as he goes along” (William H. Pritchard).

    3.
    a. To bring about; effect: Crying won't do any good now.
    b. To render; give: do equal justice to the opposing sides; do honor to one's family.

    4.To put forth; exert: Do the best you can.

    5.
    a. To attend to in such a way as to take care of or put in order: did the bedrooms before the guests arrived.
    b. To prepare for further use especially by washing: did the dishes.

    6.
    a. To set or style (the hair).
    b. To apply cosmetics to: did her face.

    7.To have as an occupation or profession: Have you decided what you will do after college?

    8. To work out by studying: do a homework assignment.

    9. Used as a substitute for an antecedent verb: He can play the piano, and I can do that, too.
    10. Informal.
    a. To travel (a specified distance): do a mile in four minutes.
    b. To make a tour of; visit: “[He] did 15 countries of Western Europe in only a few days” (R.W. Apple, Jr.).

    11.
    a. To be sufficient in meeting the needs of; serve: This room will do us very nicely.
    b. Informal. To serve (a prison term): did time in jail; did five years for tax fraud.

    12. Slang. To cheat; swindle: do a relative out of an inheritance.

    13. Slang. To take (drugs) illegally: “If you do drugs you are going to be in continual trouble” (Jimmy Breslin).

    14. Slang. To kill; murder.

    15. Vulgar Slang. To have sex with; bring to orgasm.

    v.intr.
    1. To behave or conduct oneself; act: Do as I say and you won't get into trouble.

    2.
    a. To get along; fare: students who do well at school.
    b. To carry on; manage: I could do without your interference.
    c. To make good use of something because of need: I could do with a hot bath.

    3.
    a. To serve a specified purpose: This coat will do for another season.
    b. To be proper or fitting: Such behavior just won't do.


    4. To take place; happen: What's doing in London this time of year?
    5. Used as a substitute for an antecedent verb: worked as hard as everyone else did.
    6. Used after another verb for emphasis: Run quickly, do!

    v.aux.
    1. Used with the infinitive without to in questions, negative statements, and inverted phrases: Do you understand? I did not sleep well. Little did we know what was in store for us.

    2. Used as a means of emphasis: I do want to be sure.

    n., pl. dos or do's.
    1. A statement of what should be done: a list of the dos and don'ts of management.
    2. Informal. An entertainment; a party: attended a big do at the embassy.
    A commotion.
    3. Chiefly British Slang. A swindle; a cheat.
    4. Archaic. Duty; deed.
    5. Slang. Fecal matter; excrement.

    phrasal verbs:

    do by

    To behave with respect to; deal with: The children have done well by their aged parents.

    do for

    To care or provide for; take care of.

    do in Slang.

    To tire completely; exhaust: The marathon did me in.
    To kill.
    To ruin utterly: Huge losses on the stock market did many investors in.

    do up

    To adorn or dress lavishly: The children were all done up in matching outfits.
    To wrap and tie (a package).
    To fasten: do up the buttons on a dress.

    do without

    To manage despite the absence of: We had to do without a telephone on the island.

    idioms:

    can (or could) do without

    To prefer not to experience or deal with: I could do without their complaints.

    do a disappearing act
    Informal.

    To vanish.

    do away with

    To make an end of; eliminate.
    To destroy; kill.

    do it
    Vulgar Slang.

    To engage in sexual intercourse.

    do (one) proud

    To act or perform in a way that gives cause for pride.

    do (one's) bit

    To make an individual contribution toward an overall effort.

    do (one's) business

    Slang. To defecate. Used especially of a pet.

    do (one's) own thing
    Slang.

    To do what one does best or finds most enjoyable: “I get paid to try cases and to do my thing on trial” (Bruce Cutler).

    [Middle English don, from Old English dōn.]




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    will

    The word will is an auxiliary verb that expresses certainty or determination: "I will do that."

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    would

    The word would is a conditional: "I would if I could."

    Others will, I am sure, post their own contributions here.

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