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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
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Why do, not does?

DeriocDerioc Posts: 95 ✭✭
According with English grammar, why can't ask like, did she does well her job? why should say did she do well her job, despite we use does for third singular person?


  • gambit4444gambit4444 Posts: 2
    Its "Did she do her job well"
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,477 mod
    The conjugation of auxiliary verbs rarely makes sense. "To do" for questions take the following form.

    Does she / he / it do her / his / its job well? - Present simple.
    Did she do her job well? - Past simple.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,641 mod
    According to my English teacher way back in my high schools days, she taught us that when using:

    Did, Does, Do as part of your question, make sure to use always a base form of present tense form of a verb succeeding it.

    Does + present tense
    Did + present tense
    Do + present tense

    Does she like your dress?
    Did you forget something?
    Do you love your work?

    Something like that. ;)
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