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WHY DO NOT WE USE "DO" OR "DOES" IN THE FOLLOWING WH-QUESTIONS :

e.g:
-How come that she is early today ?
or:
-who made the coffee ?

Kindest regards ,
Hassan
 
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VAIN_ABSURD said:
WHY DO NOT WE USE "DO" OR "DOES" IN THE FOLLOWING WH-QUESTIONS :

e.g:
-How come that she is early today ?
or:
-who made the coffee ?

Kindest regards ,
Hassan

"Who made the coffee?"


In this sentence somebody made the coffee.
Therefore 'Who' is the subect and 'the coffee' is the object. When who is the subject in a question we do not use an auxilliary verb.

If 'Who' was the object then you need the auxilliary verb:-

For example:-

'The coffee poisoned me.'

Then the question would be:-

Who did the coffee poison?

Here 'Who' is the object and 'the coffee' the subject.

Obviously you can't think every time you form a question - subject / object? So it is best to get a feel for questions with lots of practice.

Hope this helps 8)

Lynne at Learn English
 
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