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    Do you fine?

    My friend is learning english and he started using english while speaking. He asked me "do you fine?". i controlled my laughter. i didnt correct him either. " Are you fine?" is correct but "Do you fine?" is wrong. Since i dont know how to explain why "Do you fine?" is wrong i couldnt correct him either.

    Can anybody explain why "Do you fine?" is wrong?
    Last edited by rock-onn; 26-Jul-2016 at 08:14. Reason: Punctation

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    Re: Do you fine?

    Quote Originally Posted by rock-onn View Post
    My friend is learning English and he has started using English while speaking. He asked me "Do you fine?" (no full stop here) I controlled my laughter. I didn't correct him either. "Are you fine?" is correct but "Do you fine?" is wrong. Since I don't know how to explain why "Do you fine?" is wrong, I couldn't correct him. either.

    Can anybody explain why "Do you fine?" is wrong?
    First, please note my corrections above. You must capitalise the first letter of every sentence (including sentences enclosed in quotation marks), the word "I" and proper nouns.

    "Do you fine?" is wrong because "Do you" needs to be followed by a verb. It can't be followed by an adjective.

    Do you eat eggs?
    Do you like my dress?
    Do you have a dog?
    Do you want a coffee?

    Note that "Are you fine?", while grammatically correct, is unnatural. We might ask someone "Are you OK?" or "Are you well?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Do you fine?

    If your friend were talking to a judge and wanted to know whether they fined people, their question would work better as it would make fine a verb, but adjectives don't usually take the auxiliary verb do.

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