We use do or does when we want to ask yes/no questions. Whether we use ‘do or does‘ depends upon the subject. Do, does, don’t and doesn’t are all forms of the verb to do.
Let’s understand the usage of do or does.
We use do when the subject is I, you, we, they or a plural noun.
Do I know you?
Do you believe in ghosts?
Do we have to go?
Do they understand the problem?
We use does when the subject is he, she, it or with a singular noun.
Does he work with you?
Does she have a car?
Does it hurt?
Don’t is a contraction of do not. The negative form of do is do not. We use don’t to form a negative sentence when the subject is I, you, we, they or a plural noun.
I don’t speak English.
Don’t you brush your teeth at night?
We don’t want to watch that movie.
The girls don’t want to eat at home.
Doesn’t is a contraction of does not. We use doesn’t to form a negative sentence when the subject is he, she, it or with a singular noun.
She doesn’t speak English.
He doesn’t have a cat.
It doesn’t mean anything.
The card doesn’t have a name on it.
I have created these task cards with ‘do or does’ sentences. There are also sentences with ‘don’t or doesn’t.’ It will help understand the usage of these verbs.
You can print these task cards on a thick sheet and laminate them for durability. These task cards can be used in a class setting. The task cards are numbered. A recording sheet has been provided to record the answers.
The answers have been provided on a separate sheet.
Children are curious by nature and love to ask questions. Do or does and don’t and doesn’t help children ask questions in the correct manner. It is an important grammatical concept and special emphasis should be laid on it.
There are 24 sentences in all. The PDF file is in letter paper format,
The answer can be recorded on the above sheet.
Alternatively, I have also created worksheets with the same sentences as in the task cards.
These worksheets can be given for homework or to revisit the concept of do or does.
This ‘do or does‘ worksheets pack is free for subscribers to download.