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Grammar Activation Packs
Together, the Grammar Activation Packs combine to provide you with a clear overview of English grammar in use.
Key Verbs and Aspects
I told you about the past and present tenses in Grammar Activation Pack 1.
I also introduced you to the aspects – simple, continuous, and perfect, and showed you why the three key verbs, do, be, and have, are so important.
In this Grammar Activation Pack, I am going to tell you about the first of these key verbs, do, and how it is used for the simple aspect, present tense.
The simple aspect of the present tense is marked by the auxiliary verb do, even when it appears to be missing.
You might want to refresh your memory of the hidden do by taking another look at Grammar Activation Pack 1.
Do and Does
The present tense of the verb do is used for the subjects, I, we, you, and they.
When we use the gender specific, third person, singular subject pronouns, he, and she, we use does.
- He does. Does he? He does not.
- She does. Does she? She does not.
When we use the gender neutral, third person, singular subject pronoun, it, we also use does.
- It does. Does it? It does not.
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