Yes / No Questions with Verbs
Man: Do you play sports?
Woman: Yes, I play sports. I really love baseball.
Man: Do you play on a team?
Woman: Yes, but we do not play in winter.
Man: Oh, do you play in summer?
Woman: Yes, we play in spring and summer.
Man: Do you have any pets?
Woman: Yes, I have a cat. What about you? Do you?
Man: I don't have a cat, but I have a dog.
Woman: Nice. Do you have a big yard?
Man: Yes, I have a big yard, so it is perfect for my dog.
Woman: Yeah, I don't have a yard, so I can only have a cat.
Man: Do you cook much?
Woman: Yes, I cook all the time. Do you cook?
Man: No, I don't like to cook very much.
Woman: Oh, so do you buy your dinner?
Man: Yes, I buy it at the supermarket.
Woman: That must be expensive.
Man: Yes, it is.
Man: Do you live downtown?
Woman: Yes, I live near the train station.
Man: Nice, so do you take the train to work?
Woman: Yes, most days. What about you?
Man: I live far away, so I drive to work.
Woman: Do you like it?
Man: Yes, it is a nice drive.
Simple Present Yes/No Questions
Point 1: Most simple present Yes/No questions use do to make a basic question.
- Do you live here?
- Do you like pizza?
- Do you play sports?
- Do you have a dog?
Point 2: The pronouns I, you, they, we use do in Yes/No questions.
- Do you know Bob?
- Do I need a ticket?
- Do they speak English?
- Do we have time?
Point 3: It is more polite to answer Yes/No questions in three words, not one.
Do you know Bob?
- Yes, I do.
- No, I don't.
Do I need a ticket?
- Yes, you do.
- No, you don't.
Do they speak English?
- Yes, they do.
- No, they don't.
Do we have time?
- Yes, we do.
- No, we don't.
Note: Speakers can say no, I do not or no, I don't but don't is much more commonly used.
Point 4: The third-person singular (he, she, it) uses does in Yes/No questions. This point will be taught in a future lesson.
Does he play tennis?
- Yes, she does.
- No, she doesn't.
Does he work with you?
- Yes, he does.
- No, he doesn't.
Does it snow in winter?
- Yes, it does.
- No, it doesn't.
Gap Fill: Complete the conversation with the correct word!
Grammar Listening Practice
That is my dad. He is a doctor.
Is the air-con on? Are you hot?
So what foods do you like?
When do you get up?
Do you have any pets?