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    use of does or has

    Pls help me in the following question......
    Does he she have any children ?
    yes she............ one son.He is 3 years old
    what is the answer does or has? why?
    hope you hear my question..


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    Re: use of does or has

    Quote Originally Posted by ahemmed said View Post
    Pls help me in the following question......
    Does he she have any children ?
    yes she............ one son.He is 3 years old
    what is the answer does or has? why?
    hope you hear my question..

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Ahemmed.

    Tom: Does she have any children?

    Martha: Yes, she HAS one son. (You may NOT say: She does one son.)

    *****

    Susan: Does he have any children?

    Ralph: Yes, he DOES.

    (a) "DOES" = has children.

    Susan: How many?

    Ralph: He has one daughter. Do you have any children?

    Susan: Yes, I DO. ("DO" = have children)

    Ralph: How many?

    Susan: I HAVE two children.

    ***** Thank you *****


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    Re: use of does or has

    TheParser's response is correct, but you asked for a reason, too. When you give a short answer to a question, you use the auxiliary, not the main verb. (We almost always use an auxiliary verb in questions; the most common one is "do.")

    "Are you going to the party?"
    "Yes, I am."
    Long answer: "Yes, I am going to the party."
    The main verb is "go;" the auxiliary verb is "be."

    "Does she like pickles?"
    "Yes, she does."
    Long answer: "Yes, I do like pickles/Yes, I like pickles." Oops, I meant, "Yes, she does like pickes/Yes, she likes pickles."
    The main verb is "like;" the auxiliary verb is "do."

    "Can they swim?"
    "Yes, they can."
    Long answer: "Yes, they can swim."
    The main verb is "swim;" the auxiliary verb is "can."

    "Have you read the book yet?"
    "Yes, I have."
    Long answer: "Yes, I have read the book."
    The main verb is "read;" the auxiliary is "have."
    Last edited by Heterological; 02-Jul-2010 at 18:17.

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