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What is the difference between Do and Does?

Asked by R. Jones, Last updated: Jul 16, 2020

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Hanneke

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Hanneke , Teacher, PhD, Ontario

Answered Jun 04, 2020

“Do” and “Does” are English words. They are usually used in active voice. They are both the same word, there is really no big difference between these two verbs.

However, they are used differently. Do is usually use to perform an action. Do can be used both singularly or plural for example.

However, the rules imply that “Do” can be used with a plural noun or pronoun. I will do my chores, when I finish my assignment that is a singular example.

For a plural noun, how do we get the money for the surgery? “Does” on the other hand is a singular verb and it goes hand in hand with a singular noun or pronoun.

 

C. Perez

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C. Perez, Writer, Writer, Cleveland

Answered Aug 21, 2019

The words ''Do'' and ''Does'' are English words. There is no big difference between them because, in terms of interpretation, they are both the same, but they are used very differently. In addition, both words are verbs.

The words ''Do'' and ''Does'' are English words. There is no big
The word 'Do' means to perform something; in other words, it means to act. For example, I'm going to do the assignment later in the day. The verb 'Do,' according to the rules that guide its usage, should be used with a plural noun or pronoun. For example:

Do Paul and John know that we are submitting the assignment by the afternoon? The word 'Does,' on the other hand, has almost all the same meaning as 'Do' but there are exceptions to how it can be used. The word 'Does' is a singular verb which should go together with a singular noun or pronoun. For example, She does know the exam is starting in the next two hours. Another thing to know about the usage of the word 'Does' is that it is used for a third-person singular pronoun.

 

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