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    Question with does

    Hi there!

    I don't understand why I should I or shouldn't use the auxiliary "does" in the following question:
    The order is fulfilled?

    Does the order fulfilled? Does it fulfilled? Which is right? Could someone help me to understand it?

    Thank you very much!

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    Last edited by hutoczki.jozsef; 14-Dec-2016 at 16:23. Reason: Charlie Bernstein's suggestions

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    Re: Question with does

    Quote Originally Posted by hutoczki.jozsef View Post
    Hi there!

    I don't understand why I shouldn't use the auxiliary "does" in the following question:

    The order is fulfilled. This is not a question and should not have a question mark.

    To make it a question, say: Is the order fulfilled?


    Does the order fulfilled? Does it fulfilled? Which is right? They are both wrong. "Does" does not belong in the question. Use a form of "to be," not "to do."

    You could say:

    - Was the order fulfilled?
    - Was it fulfilled?


    "Was" is a form of "to be."


    Could someone help me understand it?

    Thank you very much!

    József
    Study the use of "to be" and "to do." Both are important English words and are used differently.

    Do you have a teacher who can coach you?
    Last edited by Charlie Bernstein; 14-Dec-2016 at 15:42.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Question with does

    Hi Charlie!

    I am very thankful, because of your correction. It helps me to improve.

    Right now I not have a teacher, but I would like to grow. Nowadays I have more important task than deeping my English knowledge. (job searching) However I would like to work with an English teacher. Right now I do not know which form I will work together with a teacher. In addiction, I would like to accomplish TOEFL cerfification, but before this I would like to have a Masters Degree. Therefore I gradually practice English, but unfortunately in a small scale.

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    Re: Question with does

    Say:

    ...on a small scale.

    I guess you mean a little bit at a time.

    (Can you find a typo in your post?)

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    Re: Question with does

    Americans say:

    Was the order filled?

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    Re: Question with does

    Quote Originally Posted by hutoczki.jozsef View Post
    I don't understand why I should or shouldn't use the auxiliary "does"
    We use auxiliary DO for the negative and interrogative forms of all verbs in English except:

    BE* as an auxiliary and a full verb
    HAVE** as an auxiliary
    The modals can, could, may, might, must, shall, should, will and would
    DARE when used as a modal
    OUGHT (only a minority of speakers)

    *We use auxiliary DO with just one form of BE, the negative imperative: Don't be silly.

    ** A small minority of speakers of British English do not use auxiliary DO with HAVE when it denotes possession: Have you a question for us? I haven't a clue.

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