To make a question in English we normally use Do or Does when we want to ask yes/no questions. It is normally put at the beginning of the question (before the subject).
We use do when the subject is I, you, we or they.
Affirmative: You speak Spanish.
Question: Do you speak Spanish?
We use does with third person singular pronouns when the subject is he, she or it.
Affirmative: He speaks Spanish.
Question: Does he speak Spanish?
The following is the word order to construct a basic question in English using Do or Does.
The negative form of do is do not. In spoken English it is common to use the contracted form of do not which is don’t.
- I do not like sport.
I don’t like sport.
The negative form of does is does not. Also, in spoken English we usually use the contracted form ofdoes not which is doesn’t.
- He does not like sport.
He does’t like sport.
We DON’T use Do or Does in questions that have the verb To Be or Modal Verbs (can, must, might, should etc.)