TLP Spoken English Course

Learn to Speak English Fluently: Questions with ‘do’ and ‘does’

We can make questions beginning with ‘Do I’, ‘Do we’, ‘Do you’, and ‘Do they’. We can also make questions beginning with ‘Does he’, ‘Does she’ and ‘Does it’. For such questions, one can answer in the positive or in the negative. One can answer in different ways as given in the following examples.

Do I over eat?
Yes.
Yes, you do.
Yes. you over eat.
No.
No, you don’t.
No. you don’t over eat.

Do we spend a lot of money?
Yes.
Yes, we do.
Yes. we spend a lot of money.
No.
No, we don’t.
No. we don’t spend a lot of money.

Do you smoke?
Yes.
Yes, I do.
Yes. I smoke.
No.
No, I don’t.
No. I don’t smoke.

Does he sing?
Yes.
Yes, he does.
Yes, he sings.
No.
No, he doesn’t.
No, he doesn’t sing.

Does it work?
Yes.
Yes, it does.
Yes. it works.
No.
No, it doesn’t.
No. it doesn’t work.

Exercise: Answer the following questions using the above example.
Do you like chocolates?
Do you do yoga regularly?
Do we cheat people?
Do we bargain too much?
Do they help others?
Do they play tennis?
Does he work in a bank?
Does Vamshi study well?
Does she cook biryani?
Does Veena attend college regularly?
Does the dog bark the whole night?
Does it bite people?

Exercise: Write more questions and answers using the example, which you can use in your day-to-day conversation and practice orally.

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