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    the do verbs

    Is this correct? According to the book I have read. The verbs coming after the do verbs should be in present participle. Like the examples below.

    He did not steal the money.
    He doesn't want to eat in a luxurious restaurant

    Could a teacher tell me if this is right or wrong.

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    Re: the do verbs

    The sentences you have posted are ok, but the infinitive should follow did, this is often the same as the present but not always.

    For example: He wants to be rich. If you used the present form it would come out as "He wants is rich" which is not correct.


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    Re: the do verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by jamiep View Post
    The sentences you have posted are ok, but the infinitive should follow did, this is often the same as the present but not always.

    For example: He wants to be rich. If you used the present form it would come out as "He wants is rich" which is not correct.
    so it isn't always right that do verbs follow a present participle, it can also be followed by past participle?

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    Re: the do verbs

    I don't quite understand your second question but I'll try and clarify. "Do" is an auxilliary verb. Do takes the "Did" form in the past. Any verb you use with an auxilliary takes the infinitive.

    Do you eat (infinitive) fish?

    Yes, I do eat (infinitive) fish. (talking about the present)

    I did eat (infinitive) fish. ( talking about the past, I ate fish before but not now).


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    Re: the do verbs

    I couldn't find the exact words that I'd like to say or ask. I also didn't quite understand your reply jamiep. But I'll try to rephrase my question. I used to write(this is not the exact word I'd like to say) an auxilliary verb - do, does, did, etc. like this.

    He did not stole the money.(an auxilliary verb with verbs in past participle)

    What I want to know if it is right or wrong. Thanks

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    Re: the do verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by blue_jeans_vb View Post

    He did not stole the money.(an auxilliary verb with verbs in past participle)

    What I want to know if it is right or wrong. Thanks
    That is wrong it must be "He did not steal the money".

    As I said in my first answer "steal" is the infinitive here. I think you may be confused about the use of "present" participle. Look here for an explanation.

    Present Participle - Glossary Definition - UsingEnglish.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_jeans_vb View Post
    I couldn't find the exact words that I'd like to say or ask. I also didn't quite understand your reply jamiep. But I'll try to rephrase my question. I used to write(this is not the exact word I'd like to say) an auxilliary verb - do, does, did, etc. like this.

    He did not stole the money.(an auxilliary verb with verbs in past participle)

    What I want to know if it is right or wrong. Thanks
    What jamiep explained is perfectly correct. Let me put this way: Auxiliary verb "do" is used in making negative and interrogative sentences in present and past simple tenses and is not followed present or past participle but is always (whether do, does or did)followed by the base form of the main verb (infinitive).
    So: He did not stole the money.
    He does not steal the money.
    He did not steal the money.


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    Re: the do verbs

    Ok. I think I can follow now. So it is followed by the base form of the verb or the infinitive. Thanks to the both of you


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    Re: the do verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by jamiep View Post
    That is wrong it must be "He did not steal the money".

    As I said in my first answer "steal" is the infinitive here. I think you may be confused about the use of "present" participle. Look here for an explanation.

    Present Participle - Glossary Definition - UsingEnglish.com

    So present participle is like a progressive verb. Am I right? This is different from the base form of the verb, like:
    present particple - eating, sleeping
    base form of the verb - eat, sleep

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    You are absolutely right.

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