Many people who are learning English are less likely to use the terms “Do” and “Be”. Whether you’re answering a question or asking a question, you’re confused.

When thinking about what to use Do/Be, these steps can make you more aware of when to use that item:

One: Get to know SVO

What is SVO?
Subject subject, Verb verb, Object recipient

  • Subject can be a nun noun, a pronoun pronoun, a gerund verb

Example (e.g.)

  • Name (Sam, Apple, Couch potato english)
  • Pronoun (I, we, they, she, he, it)
  • gerund: will be discuss in here (link)

Verb Verb: Action (eat, drink, think, sing)

Object accepted word: a noun

Jim is a boy.

Jim is a boy.

2: To know exactly when to use it, we should pay attention to verbs.

2.1 “Be”

The up-the-road example verb starts with “Be” and includes:

Now present tense: is, am, are

Past past tense: was, are

When we ask a question, we put the verb “be:is” in front of us and turn it into:

Is Jim a boy?

Is Jim a boy?


⚠️: Think about the answer, and then think about how the question should be asked.



2.2 “Do”

Now present tense: do/do

Past past tense: did
Do?

When your main word (subject) is these

  1. We, They, You, I
  2. Plural complex

Does?

When your main word (subject) is these

  1. He, she, it
  2. Singular singular

Did?

As long as it is past-style on it, do not care whether singular or plural.

When your verb is no longer “Be,” you have to use Do to get the question. It might be more abstract, but let me start with an example:

Jim likes candies.

The upper example verb uses a verb other than “Be”: “like”

But we can’t put “Be” in front of the subject as simply, so we need “Do” help at this point.

Because Jim is singular – > Do

Does Jim like candies
⚠️ secret: The active word stays in place and restores the original look



Good! Now try to turn the following answer into a question:

  1. Clara loves my deer on the wall.
  2. She often draws picture.
  3. They forgot to bring the key this morning.
  4. He is the president of the U.S..
  5. He brushes his teeth today.
  6. John and Josh went out yesterday.
  7. She is happy.

Answer:

  1. Clara loves my deer on the wall —> Does Clara love the deer on the wall?
  2. She often draws picture. —> Does she often draw picture?
  3. They forgot to bring the key this morning. —> Did they forget to bring the key this morning?
  4. He is the president of the U.S.. —> Is he the president of the U.S.?
  5. He brushes his teeth today. —> Does he brush his teeth today?
  6. John and Josh went out yesterday. —> Did they go out yesterday?
  7. She is happy. —> Is she happy?

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