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    Do you VS Are you

    For example, it's happening in below situation,

    Tom: Are you waiting a taxi?
    Mary:No!

    Tom: Do you waiting a taxi?
    Mary: NO!

    Which one is correct as above?
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    Re: Do you VS Are you

    Both are incorrect.

    Try again and tell us what you think.

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    Re: Do you VS Are you

    The OP has been confused about 'Do', 'Are', and 'Is' for years according to https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...-quot-are-quot
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    Re: Do you VS Are you

    I don't see any incorrect here.
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    Re: Do you VS Are you

    English structures questions in one of two ways depending on the structure of the statement the question is based on.

    1. Statements with an auxiliary verb.
    When you convert a statement that has an auxiliary verb into a question, you put the auxiliary verb before the subject. For example: You are coming becomes Are you coming? You will come becomes Will you come? You have eaten becomes Have you eaten?

    2. Statements without an auxiliary verb.
    To convert a statement that has no auxiliary verb into a question, you add the verb to do before the subject and use the bare infinitive version of the statement's verb. He walks his dog every day becomes Does he walk his dog every day? You walked the dog becomes Did you walk the dog?
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    Re: Do you VS Are you

    Tom: Are you waiting a taxi?
    Mary: Yes,I'm.

    Tom: Do you wait a taxi?
    Mary: NO, I don't.

    Which one is correct as above?
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    Re: Do you VS Are you

    Tom: Are you waiting for a taxi?
    Mary: Yes, I am.

    We usually contract I am to I'm when to be is an auxiliary verb. We never do when it stands on its own.

    The second question and answer don't work.

    Can you write a natural response to this question?

    Tom: Do you want a coffee?
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    Re: Do you VS Are you

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Do you wait a taxi?
    I think 'Do you often take a taxi?' is possible.
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    Re: Do you VS Are you

    It is indeed, but it is an unlikely exact replacement for what Polyester is trying to say, which I think is covered in GoesStation's post.

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    Re: Do you VS Are you

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Tom: Are you waiting for a taxi?
    Mary: Yes, I am.

    We usually contract I am to I'm when to be is an auxiliary verb. We never do when it stands on its own.

    The second question and answer don't work.

    Can you write a natural response to this question?

    Tom: Do you want a coffee?



    Tom: Do you wait a driver? Because I will drive my own car coming to here.
    Mary: Yes, I do.

    Is it natural now?
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