use of does or has

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ahemmed said

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Pls help me in the following question......
Does he she have any children ?
yes she............ one son.He is 3 years old
what is the answer does or has? why?
hope you hear my question..

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Pls help me in the following question......
Does he she have any children ?
yes she............ one son.He is 3 years old
what is the answer does or has? why?
hope you hear my question..

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Hello, Ahemmed.

Tom: Does she have any children?

Martha: Yes, she HAS one son. (You may NOT say: She does one son.)

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Susan: Does he have any children?

Ralph: Yes, he DOES.

(a) "DOES" = has children.

Susan: How many?

Ralph: He has one daughter. Do you have any children?

Susan: Yes, I DO. ("DO" = have children)

Ralph: How many?

Susan: I HAVE two children.

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TheParser's response is correct, but you asked for a reason, too. When you give a short answer to a question, you use the auxiliary, not the main verb. (We almost always use an auxiliary verb in questions; the most common one is "do.")

"Are you going to the party?"
"Yes, I am."
Long answer: "Yes, I am going to the party."
The main verb is "go;" the auxiliary verb is "be."

"Does she like pickles?"
"Yes, she does."
Long answer: [STRIKE]"Yes, I do like pickles/Yes, I like pickles."[/STRIKE] Oops, I meant, "Yes, she does like pickes/Yes, she likes pickles."
The main verb is "like;" the auxiliary verb is "do."

"Can they swim?"
"Yes, they can."
Long answer: "Yes, they can swim."
The main verb is "swim;" the auxiliary verb is "can."

"Have you read the book yet?"
"Yes, I have."
Long answer: "Yes, I have read the book."
The main verb is "read;" the auxiliary is "have."
 
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