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There is wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was,
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was.

Nought warm where your hand was,
Nought gold where your hair was,
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was.

Cold wind where your voice was,
Tears, tears where my heart was,
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.

November by Walter de la Mare
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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?

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  • gambit4444gambit4444 Posts: 2
    Its "Did she do her job well"
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,594 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: 7,669 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.

    Example:
    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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