singular | Plural ———|——- I do | We do You do | You do He does | She Does | They do It Does
Remember: The verb “
need” requires an object or an infinitive after it:
I need some coffee. (The word “coffee” is an object.)
She need a ride. (The word “ride” is an object.)
we need to go home.(“To go” is an infinitive.)
Present Tense – negative
|I dont’ need ___||We don’t need ___|
|You don’t need ___||You don’t need ___|
|He doesn’t need ___|
|She doesn’t need ___||They dont’t need ___|
|It doesn’t need ___|
The verb “
do” can be used to make a
I do the laundry every weekend.
… but it is usually used to make
the present tense or
the past tense negative.
I don't have any money.
He didn't go to store yesterday.
It’s also used when making questions:
Do you what time it is ?
Does he have a coat ?
don't seewell without my glasses.
likehis job ?
doesn't havea car.
weara helmet ?
doesn't growin the winter in Minnesota.
growin the spring ?
don't livein Canada.
don't taketheir cats for a
walktheir dogs on a leash.
The verb “do” is a very important verb.
We use it to make the present tense, the present tense negative, and for asking questions.
I do many things on the weekend. (present tense, “do” is the main verb)
He doesn't like to go to the store. (present tense negative, “like” is the main verb)
Do you want to see a movie? (present tense question, “want” is the main verb)
“Do” is often used as a main verb, but only for particular activities, such as housework, cleaning, studying, research, and shopping.
I do the dishes every night. (do = wash)
She does her grocery shopping at Cub. (do = go/finish)
They do their homework at the library. (do = complete)
The past tense form of “do” is “did.”
I did the dishes last night.
She did her grocery shopping at Cub.
“Do” is also used for creating emphasis:
A: You don’t like this very much.
B: No. I do like it!
Stan likes to ride his bike.
He rides to and from work every day,
and he rides his bike on the weekend for
recreation and fun.
Sometimes he rides on a bike path,
but more often he rides in the street along with
Stan wears a helmet for safety,
and he always
signals his turns when riding in
stretches his left arm out
straight when making a left turn,
stretches his right arm out
straight when making a right turn.
State law in Minnesota requires that people on bikes ride on the right-hand side of the road.
according to state law, drivers of cars must give
bicyclists at least three feet of space when passing.
How much do you remember from the reading ? Fill in the blanks.
Answers : 1. rides; 2. does; 3. uses; 4. ride; 5. feet.