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    sentence correction

    Sir/Madam,

    Would you please tell me that out of the following
    two sentences which one is the correct ?

    1.Did you brought my book today?
    or
    Did you bring my book today?
    2.Did you went to see movie yesterday?
    or
    Did you go to see movie yesterday?

    I'm really confused about the usage of did/didn't.Should we use it with infinitive or past tense verbs?
    Last edited by tee; 04-Apr-2009 at 07:28. Reason: spelling correction

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    Re: sentence correction

    Quote Originally Posted by tee View Post

    1.Did you brought my book today?
    or
    Did you bring my book today?
    2.Did you went to see movie yesterday?
    or
    Did you go to see a movie yesterday?
    Did is followd by a present tense verb.

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    Re: sentence correction

    You must learn tenses
    Present tense = Do Go
    Past tense = Did go
    Future tense is Will go

    Now
    I do go to school is Pr.T
    I did go to school is P.T
    I will go to school is F.T
    similarly
    I do not go to school is Pr.T
    I did not go to school is P.T
    I will not go to school is F.T
    Is there confusion still?

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    Re: sentence correction

    Hi tee

    There is a rule in English grammar that says there can be only one tense carrying verb:
    Ex: Does she like cake?

    • Does (present tense); we know this because it has -s
    • like (no tense); we know this because it doesn't have -s: Does she likes cake? There is a rule that says there can be only one tense carrying verb. So, if Does carries present tense, then like cannot carry any tense at all.

    Ex: Did she buy a book?

    • Did (past tense); we know this because it has past tense -d.
    • buy (no tense); we know this because there is a rule in English grammar that says there can be only one tense carrying verb. If Did carries the tense, then buy cannot.

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    Re: sentence correction

    Thanks to all of you for acknowleding me....
    Is it correct???
    And saiprasadm,
    would u please tell me in details that how to use tenses?






    Note:If there is any mistakes in my post,then please try to rectify it.
    Thank you.

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