Lesson 4 do / does / did in questions

Choose the correct answers:

  1. What type of cell phone __________ (you have, do you have, does you have)?
  2. Where __________ (your brother and sister bought, did your brother and sister bought, did your brother and sister buy) their cell phones last year?
  3. How often __________ (your family changes, do your family change, does your family change) cell phone plans?

Explain:

In asking questions with simple present and simple past tenses, a helping verb “do”, “does”, or “did” is required if the main verb is a “Do” verb.  There are many “Do” verbs in English, including “eat, drink, drive, have, take, manage”, etc.  After a helping verb, the main verb must be in its base form. The question order is:

Yes/No questions:

does/do/did + subject + base form of “Do” verb…

Information questions:

question word (what, when, how…) + does/do/did + subject + base form of “Do” verb…

  • In Sentence #1, the “do” verb is “have”, and the subject is “you”. (…do you have…)
  • In Sentence #2, the “do” verb is “buy”, and the subject is “your brother and sister”.  (…did they buy…)
  • In Sentence #3, the “do” verb is “change”, and the subject is “your family”. (…does your family change…)

 

Review:

  1. There are many types of cell phones.  Which type __________ (your teenage son likes, does your teenage son likes, does your teenage son like)?
  2. __________ (Do you share, Do you shares, You share) a family phone plan every year?
  3. Why __________ (did you have, you had, did you had) two separate phone plans last year?

 

 

Answers: 

do you have; did your brother and sister buy; does your family change

does your teenage son like; Do you share; did you have

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