Lesson 3 is / are / does / do in questions

Choose the correct answers:

Two students (A and B) are talking about their class schedules.

A. When __________ (is, does) our first class start?

B. 10 am.  __________ (Are, Do) you ready?

A. Yes. Let’s go!  What time __________ (is, does) our last class over?

Explain:

In the simple present tense questions, use “do” or “does” if the main verb is a “Do” verb. Otherwise, use “am”, “is”, or “are”.  The strategy is to look for a “Do” verb..

Remember, a form of a “Be” verb can NEVER be used together with the base form of a “Do” verb as main verb of a sentence.

  • In Sentence #A, “start” is a “Do” verb, so “does” is the correct answer for the subject “class”.
  • In Sentence #B, there is not a “Do” verb, so use a “Be” verb. The answer should be “are” for the subject “you”.
  • In Sentence #A, there is not a “Do” verb, so use a “Be” verb. The answer should be “is” for the subject “class”.

 

Review: ‘

The same two students (A and B) are talking about a book.

A. __________ (Is, Does) this new book helpful?

B. Yes.  __________ (Are, Do) you want to borrow it?

A. No, thank you.  I will buy one in the bookstore.  How much __________ (is, does) it cost?

 

 

Answers:

does; Are; is

Is; Do; does

 

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