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.
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?.
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.
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