Verb To Do – How do you…

The conjugation of the verb To Do

The verb To DO (pronunciation: tʊ dʊ) can be used as both a main verb
and an auxiliary verb, sometimes together in the same sentence.
For example: How do you do Mr. Smith?

As a main verb, it means:

  • To perform an action – for example: Have you done your homework?
  • To take part in an activity – for example: I do yoga on Monday evenings.
  • To perform a song, dance or play – for example: I’d like to do one of my own songs next.

As an auxiliary verb, it is used:

  • To make questions and negatives – for example: Do you want to learn English? Don’t you drive?
  • Note: to form a question using DO or DOES, we put it at the beginning of the sentence, before the subject.

Positive

PRESENT PAST FUTURE
Simple I do I did I will do
Continuous I am doing I was doing I will be doing
Perfect I have done I had done I will have done
Perfect Continuous I have been doing I had been doing I will have been doing
Conditional I would do I would have done
Cond. Continuous I would be doing I would have been doing

 

Negative

PRESENT PAST FUTURE
Simple I don’t I didn’t I won’t do
Continuous I’m not doing I wasn’t doing I won’t be doing
Perfect I haven’t done I hadn’t done I won’t have done
Perfect Continuous I haven’t been doing I hadn’t been doing I won’t have been doing
Conditional I wouldn’t do I wouldn’t have done
Cond. Continuous I wouldn’t be doing I wouldn’t have been doing

 

Interrogative

PRESENT PAST FUTURE
Simple Do I do? Did I do? Shall I do?**
Continuous Am I doing? Was I doing? Will I be doing?
Perfect Have I done? Had I done? Will l have done?
Perfect Continuous Have I been doing? Had I been doing? Will I have been doing?
Conditional Would I do? Would I have done?
Cond. Continuous Would I be doing? Would I have been doing?

 

Related Content:

**Will or Shall – Understand the difference.
Macmillan Dictionary – The verb To Do
Cambridge Dictionary – The verb To Do