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    Hi teachers :D

    I'm quite skeptical that the form of sentences below are correct.

    Did you just woke up?
    What time did you came yesterday?(or is this the proper way- What time did you come yesterday?)

    What are the rules in using DO, DOES and DID?!

    Thank a lot!
    :D :D


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    Did you just wake up?

    I believe the use of 'just' with the past simple is ok in AE.
    In BE you would say:
    Have you just woken up?

    or is this the proper way- What time did you come (in) yesterday?
    Yes it is.

    What are the rules in using DO, DOES and DID?!
    I do the washing up.
    You do ...
    He does the washing up
    We do ...
    They do ...
    Do they do the washing up? No, they don't. Does he do the washing up? Yes he does. Does he enjoy it? I don't think he does. Did he do it yesterday? No, he didn't.

    FRC

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    Did you just woke up? -- but this is acceptable, right?! I always hear it from my friends.

    Can you suggest any site that contains some rules in using Do, Does and Did?! :)

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    BTW, Thanks for the help, Francois! :wink: :D


    I have another question, do you find this sentence strange? If yes, can you correct it and suggest some alternative?

    I haven't heard the song Westside for such a long time until today.

    Thanks! :)


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    Did you just woke up? -- but this is acceptable, right?! I always hear it from my friends.
    Hem, I don't think it is.
    Cas would say something along the line of:
    1. You woke up :)
    2. You woke up ? :(
    3. Do you woke up ? :(
    4. Do you wake up ? :)

    I haven't heard the song Westside for such a long time until today
    I would say either:
    I haven't heard the song Westside for such a long time
    or
    I hadn't heard the song Westside for such a long time until today

    FRC

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    Thanks, thanks, thanks for the help! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Cas would say something along the line of:
    1. You woke up :)
    2. You woke up ? :(
    3. Do you woke up ? :(
    4. Do you wake up ? :)

    FRC
    Good try. 8) Actually, :D , 3. is incorrect. Present "Do" and Past "woke" are not compatible tense-wise.

    Try,

    Statement: I just woke up.
    Question: Did you just wake up?

    Note, the auxiliary "Did" is past tense in form. The verb 'wake' is base in form; it lacks tense. There can be only one tense carrying verb per sentence. "Did" carries the tense, Past; 'wake' carries nothing. :D


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    Yes, I know it's incorrect, hence the color and the :( smiley.
    However, I meant to end up with 'Did you wake up ?', but I got sidetracked by all the copy and paste :-p One can't become Cas overnight.

    FRC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Yes, I know it's incorrect, hence the color and the :( smiley.
    However, I meant to end up with 'Did you wake up ?', but I got sidetracked by all the copy and paste :-p One can't become Cas overnight.

    1. You woke up
    2. You woke up ?
    3. Do you woke up ?
    4. Do you wake up ?
    FRC
    Oh, I see.

    Try,

    Input: I woke up (just now).
    Pronoun replacement: You woke up (just now)
    DO-Insertion: DO you woke up (just now)?
    Tense change: Did you wake up (just now)?
    Output: Did you wake up (just now)?

    Also,

    2. You woke up? (OK)
    4. Do you wake up? (Not OK unless we add something like "at 5:00":

    Do you wake up at 5:00?

    All the best, :D


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    Input: I woke up (just now).
    Pronoun replacement: You woke up (just now)
    DO-Insertion: DO you woke up (just now)?
    Tense change: Did you wake up (just now)?
    Output: Did you wake up (just now)?
    Yeah, what you say

    FRC

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