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    #1

    Which one is correct?

    1. How many times you usually do it?

    2. How many times usually you do it?

    3. How many times do you usually do it?


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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by jomo27 View Post
    1. How many times you usually do it?

    2. How many times usually you do it?

    3. How many times do you usually do it?
    I'd go for number 3.

    Explanation:

    As with any other verb - except modal verbs - you need to use the auxiliary verb "to do" in order to construct negative sentences and questions. It's exactly the same when you use the verb "to do" as the main verb of a sentence: you'll need to use "to do" as an auxiliary, too.

    Let's review this rule with a practical example:

    Sentence using " to come":

    Affirmative: They eat breakfast every day
    Negative: They don't eat breakfast every day
    Affirmative question: Do they eat breakfast every day?
    Negative question: Don't they eat breakfast every day?

    Sentence using " to do":

    Affirmative: They do their homework in the evening
    Negative: They don't do their homework in the evening
    Affirmative question: Do they do their homework in the evening?
    Negative question: Don't they do their homework in the evening?

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    #3

    Re: Which one is correct?

    You could also say:

    How often do you do it?

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