Yes/No Questions with Action Verbs in the Simple Present Tense

Simple Present Tense - Lesson #8

Put "do" or "does" first to make a question with a verb. These are yes/no questions. Look at the difference.

Is/Are + subject(s) + noun/adjective….?Do/Does + subject(s) + verb….?
  • Are you a doctor?
  • Do you work at a hospital?
  • Is he her brother?
  • Does she have a brother?
So, we use "do" and "does" when using verbs (besides the verb "to be").

Use "Does" if the subject is he, she, it, or one person, one thing, or one animal (not I or You).

After the verb, you can also put object, time, or place. Remember that a sentence does not need an object, place, or time, but a sentence needs a subject and a verb.

Do/Does + subject(s) + verb…?
  • Do you study English in the library in the morning?
  • Do you play the piano at school every day?
  • Do you want to see a movie later?
  • Does Mark work in this office?
  • Does she like me?
Remember, do not add an "-s" or "-es" after the other verb in sentences with "does". We already added "-es" to "does", so we do not need to do it for the other verb. For example,
  • She likes pizza.
  • Does she like pizza? (No "-s" at the end of "like")
You can answer these kinds of questions with short or long answers.

Do you like scary movies?
  • Yes, I like scary movies.
  • Yes, I do.
  • Yes.
Do they have any children?
  • No, they do not have any children.
  • No, they do not.
  • No.
Does Mark like me?
  • Yes, he likes you.
  • Yes, he does.
  • Yes.
Does she exercise at this gym?
  • No, she does not exercise at this gym.
  • No, she does not.
  • No.
Do you practice baseball in the park at night?
  • Yes, I practice baseball in the park at night.
  • Yes, I do.
  • Yes.
Does she work here every Saturday?
  • No, she does not work here every Saturday.
  • No, she does not.
  • No.
Example Questions
  • Do you like chicken?
  • Do you like coffee?
  • Do you exercise at the gym in the morning?
  • Do you work at a hospital?
  • Do you study English every day?
  • Do you hate sports?
  • Do you play the guitar?
  • Do you know Jill?

  • Does he like me?
  • Does he like Italian food?
  • Does he need some money now?
  • Does he play the piano?
  • Does he study business?
  • Does he swim in the lake every morning?
  • Does he eat spicy food?
  • Does he hate basketball?
  • Does Bill like basketball?
  • Does Ben play baseball on Tuesday?
  • Does Jon know Chinese?

  • Does she need my help?
  • Does she have time this afternoon?
  • Does she like her job?
  • Does she have a brother?
  • Does she run in the park?
  • Does she eat at this restaurant every night?
  • Does she practice English at her company?
  • Does she want some coffee?
  • Does Suzy have a boyfriend?
  • Does Jenny watch TV in her room at night?
  • Does Jill know Ben?

  • Does it want some water?
  • Does it need some food?
  • Does it have wings?
  • Does it have a zipper?
  • Does it sleep in the afternoon?
  • Does the car need a new engine?
  • Does the plant need water?
  • Does the cat sleep on the table during the day?
  • Does the dog need some food?
  • Does the phone have a camera?

  • Do they have a computer in their house?
  • Do they eat at a restaurant every weekend?
  • Do they walk in the park every weekday?
  • Do they work in the same office?
  • Do they have some time this morning?
  • Do Ben and Suzy love their new car?
  • Do Jill and Jon have a son in middle school?
  • Do Tina and James have three dogs?
  • Do Ben and James work at the restaurant on Monday?
  • Do Ben and James know your father?
English Conversation 1

A) Do you have any plans on Friday night?
B) No, I don't. What's up?
A) I have two tickets to a concert. Do you want to go?
B) Sure. That sounds fun. What time is the concert?
A) It starts at 7. Do you have a car?
B) No, but my sister does. She will let us use it.
A) That is great. Do you want to eat before the concert?
B) Definitely. Do you like curry?
A) That sounds good. I will let you pick the restaurant. I will see you on Friday.

English Conversation 2

A) Do you have any children?
B) Yes, I do. I have three boys and two girls.
A) Oh my gosh! Do you really have five children?
B) Yes, I do and I want to have one more.

Learn to speak better English by simply doing this basic practice exercise. First, complete the questions with your own answers, and then practice making your own questions. Finally, try using this grammar in real life.

Tip: Say the questions aloud. This will help you practice speaking English and improve your pronunciation and fluency.

Do you _______________?
Do we _______________ tomorrow?
Does she _______________ on the weekend?
Does your family _______________ during vacation?
Do people in your country _______________?
Does your job _______________?
Does your mother _______________?