117 – Using Do! English Grammar Lesson

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She is doing a lot of work today!

Do is used as both a verb and an auxiliary verb. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how we can use do in everyday English.

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Here are the example sentences:
  • I like pizza, but I really do not like pasta (or) …I really don’t like pasta.
  • We live in New York. Our cousin does not live very close to us (or) … doesn’t live very close to us.
  • I do not watch a lot of TV because I work until 10pm (or) I don’t watch…
  • Do you like pizza?
  • Does Jack have an extra tennis racket?
  • Did they meet you at the mall?
  • Lori does yoga on Sundays.
  • Akira did kendo in high school.
  • Jen cooks, and Joe always does the dishes.
  • Make sure you do your homework before watching TV.
  • Tom didn’t do his homework and the teacher got angry.
  • Did you do anything fun last weekend?
  • Don’t do that!
  • I washed the car today. I do it once a month.
  • I always exercise in the morning, but today I did it after lunch.
  • Jack was singing again in the office. I hate it when he does that.
  • Lastly, we use do for emphasis before the main verb in a sentence.
  • Wow! You do like pizza. You at five slices!
  • Oh, don’t worry. Jane does like you. She told me so yesterday.
  • I’m sorry, but I do need to go home now. It’s late.
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Thirty years ago, Times Square was a notorious place, but those days it’s a nice place for families to visit.
Today’s listening challenge:
  • What does Michael like to do and why?

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73 – Using Will for Promises and Willingness – English Vocabulary Lesson.

73 - Using Will for Promises and Willingness - English Vocabulary Lesson

Someday, I will go to Egypt to see the pyramids.

Will is used to talk about the future…I think everyone knows that. However, there are a few other ways that we use will. Today I’m going to show you how to use will for making promises and showing willingness.

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Here are the example sentences:

Using will to talk about the future:

  • Someday, I will go to Egypt and see the great pyramids.
  • It will rain tomorrow, so please drive carefully.

Using will when we make a serious promise:

  • My darling, I will love you forever.
  • I will be by your side until the end of time.
  • Don’t worry boss. I will work hard on this project until it is successfully finished.
  • My darling, I will not ever stop loving you.
  • I won’t leave your side.
  • Don’t worry boss. I won’t stop working on this project until it is successfully finished.

Using will is when you decide to do something at moment of speaking:

  • When the phone rings in the office, and you decide at that moment to answer the phone, you can say, “I’ll get it.”
  • When you hear someone ring the doorbell, and you decide at that moment to open the door, you can say, “I’ll answer the door.”
  • When the teacher asks the class, “Who wants to read their answer to the homework?” you can say, “I’ll go first.”
Yesterday’s listening challenge answer:
  • Michael mentioned Little Italy, Little Brazil, Korea Town & Chinatown.
Today’s listening challenge:
  • According to the conversation, how will Jack help his friend Jenny?

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How To Use Do – English Grammar Lesson

How To Use Do – English Grammar Lesson

Do you like to study English, or do you have to learn English for school, and exam, or work? You can do a lot of things when you know a second language, and English is one of the most widely spoken languages these days. Contrary to what you may think, I do like to study languages too. I find it interesting how people communicate, and I think learning a new culture through language is interesting. Don’t you?

For today’s free English Lesson, I’m going to show you some different ways to use the verb do. Have a look at the paragraph above once more and then check the lesson.

The word do in English is an auxiliary verb. We also call it a helping verb, because it helps the main verb of the sentence. We use do to form the negative form of ordinary (non-auxiliary) verbs. The negative form is do + not + verb. Of course we generally use the contracted form of do not, which is don’t. The contracted form of does not is doesn’t:

  • I like pizza, but I really do not like pasta (or) …I really don’t like pasta
  • We live in New York. Our cousin does not live very close to us (or) … doesn’t live very close to us.
  • I do not watch a lot of TV because I work until 10pm (or) I don’t watch

Be careful! We do not use do to form the negative of other auxiliary verbs:

  • “I can not play tennis” is ok, but “I do not can play tennis” is not correct.
  • “I may not go to the party” is ok, but “I don’t may go to the party” is not correct.

We also use do when we form yes/no questions. The grammar is do + subject + verb:

  • Do you like pizza?
  • Does Jack have an extra tennis racket?
  • Did they meet you at the mall?

Do also has a non-auxiliary use, and there are a lot of collocations with do, especially with some sports. Some examples of collocations are do the dishes (wash the dishes) do laundry (wash dirty clothes) and do homework.

  • Lori does yoga on Sundays.
  • Akira did kendo in high school.
  • Jen cooks, and Joe always does the dishes.
  • Make sure you do your homework before watching TV.

It is also possible to use the auxiliary verb do with the non-auxiliary verb do:

  • Tom didn’t do his homework and the teacher got angry.
  • Did you do anything fun last weekend?
  • Don’t do that!

We also use do to replace a verb that was just used:

  • I washed the car today. I do it once a month.
  • I always exercise in the morning, but today I did it after lunch.
  • Jack was singing again in the office. I hate it when he does that.

Lastly, we use do for emphasis before the main verb in a sentence.

  • Wow! You do like pizza. You at five slices!
  • Oh, don’t worry. Jane does like you. She told me so yesterday.
  • I’m sorry, but I do need to go home now. It’s late.

Well, I hope you found this lesson helpful. I do need to go do more homework, so how about writing a few sentences using do in the comment box below? I’ll review them for you!

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