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Avoiding Repetition 2

Do you say, “I did not knew” or “She does not eats nutritional food?”

If yes, you have been committing a serious error in writing and speaking. And, do you know how badly that affects your score? Committing such an error creates a negative impression.

Did² & Does² is the wrong practice of using 2 did or 2 does in the same sentence!

If the subject is she or he or a single person and if the tense is present, use vS forms:

Incorrect (Does) Correct
“She does not believes that life has no fulfillment…” “She does not believe that life has no fulfillment…”
“Mr Lee does not lives alone….” “Mr Lee does not live alone….”
“Does she needs an emergency admission?” “Does she need an emergency admission?”
Incorrect (Did) Incorrect
Mr Pastor did not received. Mr Pastor did not receive.
Does it hurts, Ms Pam? Does it hurt, Ms Pam?

However, remember, after “had” we use v3 forms:

  • Incorrect: She had forget.
  • Incorrect: She had forgot
  • Correct: “She had forgotten..”

Clear? Let’s take a test – Ready?

  1. She did not ______ her GP yet.
  2. This does not _____ that you are ready to be discharged.
  3. Had you been ______ by Mr Parker?
  4. Does she _______ further assessment from us?

Written by Biju John

Love for English begins with understanding its unknown rules. Biju John lives on the internet, teaching OET, IELTS and PTE. More than a million students have thanked him from their heart.

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