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Do or does

The forms “do” and “does” of the verb “to do” are in present tense form. The key to understanding whether to use “do” or does” is to determine whether the noun in the sentence is singular (and the person neither "I" nor "you") or plural.

A singular noun refers to only one person, one place or one thing, and requires a singular verb. The verb “does” indicates the action performed by a singular noun and is, therefore, a singular verb. Examples of singular nouns are, He, She, It. These singular nouns require the use of the singular verb “does”.

A plural noun refers to more than one person, place or thing, and requires a plural verb. The verb “do” indicates the action performed by a plural noun and is, therefore, a plural verb. Examples of plural nouns are, They, We, You. These plural nouns require the use of the plural verb “do”.

Question 1:
Mr. Smith ? work very hard.
1 does
2 do
Question 2:
The girls on the volleyball team ? practice daily.
1 do
2 does
Question 3:
My dog ? like his treats.
1 does
2 do
Question 4:
? you think it will rain today?
1 do
2 does
Question 5:
He ? his homework every day.
1 do
2 does
Question 6:
The children ? like to play games.
1 do
2 does
Question 7:
The band ? play beautiful music.
1 do
2 does
Question 8:
Fireworks ? light up the sky.
1 does
2 do
Question 9:
Birds ? fly south for the winter.
1 do
2 does
Question 10:
? it snow in the mountains?
1 do
2 does
Question 11:
The apartment complex ? offer a lot of amenities.
1 does
2 do
Question 12:
The cool breeze ? feel very refreshing.
1 do
2 does
Question 13:
Cows ? eat grass.
1 do
2 does
Question 14:
The teacher ? give good instructions.
1 does
2 do
Question 15:
It ? require some thought.
1 does
2 do
Question 16:
The choir ? sing beautifully.
1 does
2 do
Question 17:
How ? you like your new house?
1 does
2 do
Question 18:
We can ? the work tomorrow.
1 do
2 does
Question 19:
Cats ? make good pets.
1 does
2 do
Question 20:
She ? laundry on Mondays.
1 does
2 do