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Hi,

I have some confusion on usage of Do and Does. Can anyone give me a breif explanation on when to use Do and when to use Does?

Also what's correct in following...would it be correct to use Do or Does in the following context:

Do you parents know,..

Does your parents know..

Much thanks..

S
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Anonymous Hi,I have some confusion on usage of Do and Does. Can anyone give me a breif explanation on when to use Do and when to use Does?Also what's correct in following...would it be correct to use Do or Does in the following context:Do you parents know,..Does your parents know..Much thanks..S
Does is singular verb and your father is singular person so use does CORRECT answer is does your father.................
Thanks, it clear the confusion with "Use does when it's a matter of only one person or thing."
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AnonymousThanks. It clears the confusion with "Use does when it's a matter of only one person or thing."
... with the exception of "I" and "you", which are each only one person but use "do".

CJ
AnonymousDoes our teacher understand?
Correct with 'does'.

CJ
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On the topic of "do" vs. "does", how do we explain the use of "do" rather than "does" at the end of the following sentence:


On Wednesday, during a briefing for which she once again received relatively high marks from observers, Sanders was asked if the president had decided to fire Comey before receiving a recommendation from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that he do so.

Anonymous a recommendation from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that he do so.

'Do' is in subjunctive mood there, because of 'recommendation'.

I had a "question" in my english test, it was something like:

your parents (blablabla)

And i had to fill the space with do or does.

I filled it with do, because parents is plural, but my teacher says that "your" makes it an exception, so, therefore, it has to be does.

Is that true?

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It would help if we had the whole sentence. Without that we can't judge what role 'your parents' plays in the sentence.

Still, it seems that a question that starts with "Does your parents ...?" is almost certainly wrong. And there is no truth to the claim that 'your' creates an exception.

CJ

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