Meaning of “do” - Learner’s Dictionary

do

auxiliary verb us uk strong /duː/ weak //
How do you turn the computer off?What time do you leave for school in the mornings?I didn't know anyone at the party.I didn't realize it was that late.Why didn't you call me?
QUESTIONS/NEGATIVES

A1 used with another verb to form questions and negative phrases:

Do you need any help?
When does the next bus leave?
I don't know.
MAKE QUESTION

A2 used in a phrase at the end of a sentence to make it into a question:

Sarah lives near here, doesn't she?
That doesn't make any sense, does it?
AVOID REPEATING

B1 used to avoid repeating a verb that has just been used:

"I hate that song." "So do I."
My sister reads a lot more than I do.
EMPHASIZE

B2 used to emphasize the main verb:

He does like you, he's just shy.
Do come and visit us soon.

(Definition of “do auxiliary verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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