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    do vs is

    Do you kill the teacher?

    Is a knife to proof yourself killed the teacher?

    Please check, thank you very much teacher here!
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    Re: do vs is

    Did you kill the teacher?
    Is there a knife to prove you killed the teacher?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: do vs is

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Please check. Thank you very much. teacher here!
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: do vs is

    No.2 I'm okay.
    But, No.1 is wrong? I disagree.
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    Re: do vs is

    1 is completely useless. It has no application in real life. What do you intend it to mean?
    2 is also a bit silly; you'd hardly answer that if you had killed the teacher.

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    Re: do vs is

    1 is grammatically correct but like Raymott said, no use.

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    Re: do vs is

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    No. 2 I'm is okay.
    But you say No. 1 is wrong. I disagree.
    See above. Are you using the forum on a phone at the moment, Polyester? You have a huge amount of typos and typing "I'm" instead of "is" looks like an auto-correction to me.

    You can disagree all you like. #1 has no practical use at all. There is no situation in which it could be used.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: do vs is

    'Use the Simple Present to express the idea that an action is repeated'──quoted from https://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/simplepresent.html

    Polyester, do you think the following action can be repeated?
    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    kill the teacher
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: do vs is

    A: Do you often kill a teacher?
    B: Yes, very often.


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    Re: do vs is

    'A teacher' is different from 'the teacher'.
    You can't kill 'the teacher' again unless s/he has risen from the dead.
    I am not a teacher.

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