Questions in the simple present tense

Yes/No Questions with do/does

Yes/No Questions require somebody to make a decision. The answer can be either Yes or No.
To form questions in the simple present tense, you use "do" or "does" + the infinitive of the main verb:
  • Use "do" with the pronouns I, you, we, they.
  • Use "does" with the pronouns he, she, it.
  • I like parties.Do you like parties?
  • You eat ice cream.Do you eat ice cream?
  • He likes music.Does he like music?
  • She plays the drums.Does she play the drums?
  • It works well.Does it work well?
  • We watch TV.Do we watch TV?
  • They like football.Do they like football?
Note: Use do or does + the infinitive form of the main verb! Do not add s to the verb: Does he plays the drums? That's wrong! The s for "he, she, it" is already included in the form does!
Do the sentences start with Do or Does? Decide via drag and drop.
  • he bother you?
  • he ride his bike?
  • it look okay?
  • she work with you?
  • you like me?
  • they watch TV?
  • you want to come?
  • it rain?
  • they like Spain?
  • I look good?
  • the party start at 6?
  • we leave soon?
Write questions in the simple present tense. Use the words from the answers. For example: If the answer is Yes, she plays football. then write Does she play football?.
  1. ⁠? – Yes, she goes to college.
  2. ⁠? – Yes, we have dinner at 6 pm.
  3. ⁠? – Yes, they come to the party.
  4. ⁠? – No, he doesn't play tennis.
  5. ⁠? – No, we don't go to the movies.

Short answers

Remember how we form Yes/No Questions with the verb "to be": Are you tired?. You've already learned that you don't just answer with Yes or No, because that is sometimes impolite. Instead, you give a short answer: Yes, I am. or No, I am not..
The same rule applies to giving short answers to Yes/No Questions with other main verbs:
  • Do you like parties?Yes, I do. or No, I don't.
  • Does he like music?Yes, he does. or No, he doesn't.
  • Does she play the drums?Yes, she does. or No, she doesn't.
  • Does it work well?Yes, it does. or No, it doesn't.
  • Do we watch TV?Yes, we do. or No, we don't.
  • Do they like football?Yes, they do. or No, they don't.
Yes/No + personal pronoun + do/don't or does/doesn't
  • Use do with I, you, we, they.
  • Use does with he, she, it.
Read the following text and spot the mistakes. Select the incorrect use of do or does by clicking on the forms.
  • Anna and Pedro talk about Michael and Josh, their next-door neighbours. Anna says: " Does you like them?". "Yes, I do . I think they are all right. How about you? Do you want to play with them again?" Anna: "Yes, I does . They seem nice. But Josh asked me yesterday ' Do your brother really play no sports regularly?' and I said 'No, he don't , but he likes other stuff like playing the guitar or working on his computer.' I don't know why he asked me that. I think it was strange."
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