Questions tagged [do]

For use of the word "do." Should always be used in conjunction with the [word-usage] tag.

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Where does compulsory do support come from?

We are familiar with the concept of "do support", where the verb do is used as a modal verb. It can be found frequently in Shakespeare and before and it is claimed to derive from the Celtic languages ...
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Use of Where do and Where

Where the animals live? Where do the animals live? I like to know which sentence is correct or more correct? Why do is not in both sentence? Please help me understand it.
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Verb do + verb to be + ing form

What are the correct tenses to use in the following sentence between gerund and infinitive? What I do at this point is ____ home and _____ dinner. Should I write: What I do at this point is ...
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What is a word for when you understand and comprehend something but cannot do it?

Emily Dickinson understands all the concepts of poetry but cannot write all her thoughts.
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Placement of the auxiliary verb within a sentence

When using do as auxiliary verb for emphasis, could one swap it around in a sentence or not? For example, Do please check the details beforehand. Please do check the details beforehand. Are both ...
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"these functions are strictly non-decreasing, whereas the others ARE", or "these functions are strictly non-decreasing, whereas the others DO"?

Should I say "these functions are strictly non-decreasing, whereas the others ARE.", - or - "these functions are strictly non-decreasing, whereas the others DO." ? Related, but not similar: ...
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How to create a correct statement: the usage of the verb TO DO

I would like to create a statement for an exercise. Pretend you are a positive character from a fairy tale. Describe what you see, what you do, how you feel. My question: Is ok what you do or ...
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Does the rest of them or Do the rest of them?

In this situation, where "The Committee" is a group of roughly 9 men, which sentence would be correct? (One man from the group did something) Does the rest of The Committee know of this? Do the rest ...