Basic English Syntax with Exercises

Exercise 2

Determine the function of do in the following sentences.

(1)aHow do you do?
bHe did know the answer although he claimed he did not know it.
cShe does a lot for her parents.
dHe did not tell the truth, did he?
eWhen does he get up?
fI did read this book.
gThey do not go to work today.
hYou sleep too much, donít you?
iI have quite a lot of things to do.
jThis exercise is almost done now.
kWhat are you doing now?
lI do not know anything.

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