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What is the simplest way to explain when you use "are you" vs. "do you" to begin a question?
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Anonymous the simplest way
"Do you" describes your actions, and "are you" describes your qualities. Do you play tennis? Are you compasionate?
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Are is used with the continuous tense:

Are you doing anything special now?

Do is used with the simple present:

Do you do anything special on Sunday mornings?

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AnonymousWhat is the simplest way to explain when you use "are you" vs. "do you" to begin a question?
See Does or Is.
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