- I like to drink:
- Red wine
- I prefer to listen:
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He's or his
We're the same age. Are you playing football on Sunday afternoon? Do you have English lessons on Saturdays? Has your sister's new boyfriend got a car? No he hasn't, but he's got a motorbike. Do you walk to school every day?
You are in:. Thank you in advance for your answer and I am looking forward to hearing from you. We use does and is with third person singular pronouns he, she, it and with singular noun forms. We use do and are with other personal pronouns you, we they and with plural noun forms. Study this telephone conversation. You are about to meet somebody you do not know: Are you older than me?
Are you taller than me? We're about the same height.
Is your hair shorter than mine? It's very long and straw blonde. Are your eyes the same colour as mine? What colour are yours? Are you going to train on Sunday morning? Is your son coming to watch you play? Is the match going to be televised? Note that for a question involving the subject pronoun I the verb form am is needed: Are you working at the moment?
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Am I disturbing you? Come in. Are you laughing or crying? This book is very sad. Is it upsetting you? But I want to finish it. So do you have a lie-in on Saturdays?
Using do vs. does properly in questions and sentences
Do you have breakfast on Saturdays? I start the day with lunch. Does your sister have a new boyfriend? His name's Kevin.
Loving what he does, doing what he loves
Does he have a car? Do you have a boyfriend at the moment?
Note that when we use have got to talk about possession, we need have or has as the question word: Has your sister's new boyfriend got a car? Have you got a boyfriend at the moment?
Do or does?
Note that we can make negative questions with don't or doesn't: Do you walk to school every day? Doesn't your mother sometimes drive you?
Do you always get there on time? Yes, I do.
I'm never late. Don't you ever oversleep? My alarm clock wakes me up.
Don't you realise it's all a load of nonsense. I don't think it is.
Don't you understand they do not exist? They do exist! Do you need anything from the supermarket? Do you prefer decaffeinated? Do you want me to get continental blend if they don't have decaff? It's too strong.
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