Verb TO DO


The conjugation of the verb To Do / tʊ dʊ /

Note that the verb To DO 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?

To Do as a main verb 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.

 
To Do as an auxiliary verb is used:

  • To form questions and negatives – for example: Do you want to learn English? Don’t you drive?

 

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

 

Related Content:

Macmillan Dictionary – The verb To Do
Cambridge Dictionary – The verb To Do
4ESL.org – To be or To do

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