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    #1

    Post verb to be & verb to do

    Hi,

    How are you ?


    I have problems in understanding this rule, my queastions are :

    1- when I start queastion by Does and Do?

    2- when I strat queastion by Is and Are?

    and I have to know when I use (Does or Is ) in queastion for example;

    # Is he crazy? OR Does he crazy?

    last queastion teach me how to make queastion please like ;

    when should I use these at beginning of the question;

    what are OR what is OR sometimes without are& is ,like = what ingredients to combine....?


    thanks in advance!

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    Re: verb to be & verb to do

    Quote Originally Posted by SecurityLinux View Post
    I have problems in understanding this rule,; my queastions are :

    1- wWhen do I start a queastion by Does and Do?

    2- w When do I strat a queastion by Is and Are?

    and I have to know when I use (Does or Is ) in a queastion, for example;

    # Is he crazy? OR Does he crazy?

    The last queastion: please teach me how to make a queastion please like ;

    w When should I use these at the beginning of the question;

    w 'What are' OR 'what is' OR sometimes without 'are'space& 'is'no space ,spacelike = 'what ingredients to combine....?'
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    Re: verb to be & verb to do

    Let's start with your first question:

    If we have auxiliary verbs, including modals, or the full verb BE, we do not use DO to form questions.

    Can I help you?
    Have you seen that film?
    Is John making supper?
    Are they Russian?

    All other full verbs use DO for questions:

    Do you understand?
    Does Mary speak German?
    Did they arrive yesterday?



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    Re: verb to be & verb to do

    okay why you don't say ' Is Mary speak German?'

    I don't understand well.

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    #5

    Re: verb to be & verb to do

    Quote Originally Posted by SecurityLinux View Post
    Okay. Why you don't we say 'Is Mary speak German?'

    I don't understand well.
    You start a question with "Is" or "Are" when you are asking about an adjective, or when you use the continuous.

    Are you cold?
    Is he hungry?
    Are they tired?

    Are you coming to the party?
    Is he going on holiday this year?
    Are they visiting you for Christmas?

    Please remember to start every new sentence with a capital letter.

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    Re: verb to be & verb to do

    Thank you very much,now make sence.

    How about some of situation like when I want ask my friend if he will go to gym today or not what should I say?

    Second example if I want ask somebody about somebody else about if he goes to gym or any place what should I say?

    So, there are two cases about use Is OR Does OR Are OR Do, if you have more tell me please.

    Finally if you have exercises I hope you put them here.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: verb to be & verb to do

    I forget something, you said that 'Is and Are' use it when I ask about adjective right?

    So, when do I use 'Do and Does' when I ask about what?

    For example; why did a Paul ad call Santorum a "fake"?

    What do I say [ what are & what is & what does & what do ]

    Thanks

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    Re: verb to be & verb to do

    where are you ?

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    #9

    Re: verb to be & verb to do

    Quote Originally Posted by SecurityLinux View Post
    where are you ?
    I was asleep. Please don't post impatient messages after only three hours, at a time when many of the people who respond to questions are in bed.

    Also, try re-reading the responses from emsr2d2 and me more carefully. Some of your later questions have already been dealt with in our earlier posts.

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    Re: verb to be & verb to do

    Quote Originally Posted by SecurityLinux View Post

    What do I say [ what are & what is & what does & what do ]

    Thanks

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


    (1) The Parser is an old man. What is the Parser?

    (2) Apples are a fruit. What are apples?

    (3) Her Majesty speaks English. What language does her Majesty speak?

    (4) Last night, the actress won an Academy Award. What did the actress win?


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    I understand how confusing it is for learners to make questions in English.

    As the other posters told you, try to remember this:

    If the verb is "to be," then use "to be" in the question:

    I am ugly. Am I ugly?
    You are intelligent. Are you intelligent?
    She/he is rich. Is she/he rich?
    It is Monday. Is it Monday?
    We are students. Are we students?
    They are teachers. Are they teachers?
    He was sick. Was he sick?
    They were absent. Were they absent?

    If the sentence has auxiliary verbs or modal verbs, repeat them:

    We will take a test. Will we take a test?
    They are eating. Are they eating?
    They can speak French. Can they speak French?
    It has rained. Has it rained?



    In other cases, use "do" or "does" or "did"

    I eat. Do I eat?
    I ate. Did I eat?
    She sings. Does she sing?
    She sang. Did she sing?


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    Keep practicing (and reading). Little by little you will begin to understand. Whenever you have a question, just come to this

    forum.

    Good luck!

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