Do, Did, Don, Done, Does

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Do, Did, Don, Done, Does

“The producer and the crew looked at me in dubious-curious anticipation. Who does she think she is? Shaking her straight mahogany-black hair, in torn denim jeans, a pouch stretching around the waist, and a small leather haversack? She does not look like a heroine, is not even a movie star yet, and is playing hard to get? – Anusual: Memoirs of a Girl Who Came Back from the Dead by Anu Aggarwal

Do is a verb. Its past tense is did, and past participle is done.

Will you do me a favour, he asked.

What I can do for you, she replied.

His favour was done by her: she did an assignment on his behalf which he was expected to complete in 24 hours.

Do has many meanings, please refer to a standard dictionary for its comprehensive meaning.

Do is an auxiliary verb. Do means get something done, act, accomplish, answer, be of use,  decipher, resolve, conduct or behave oneself, conduct, bring about, cause, create,

Doer is a person who achieves something, who gets something done.

Doer doesn’t postpone or delay in getting that act done.

Do you know? Do – present tense .

Did you know?  Did – past tense of do.

Do’s and don’ts refer to codes, customs, rules, etiquette, instructions, and standards.

Does is a third person singular present tense (does she know what she is doing? Does India know its standing in the world? Why does he behave like that? Does she speak Hindi?)

Do not is a negative phrase, and its contraction is don’t; and doesn’t is a contraction of does not.

Do away with is phrasal verb meaning abolish something, liquidate, kill, discard, put an end to something, remove.

Done also functions as an adjective meaning accomplished, completed, consummated; exhausted, depleted, realized, sufficiently cooked, and also socially acceptable.

The food is done!

After five days, the task was done.

How does women get portrayed as ‘meat’ and yet accepted in the West?

Done x undone

Do x undo

Did x undid

Does is third person singular present of do.

How does someone become rich quickly?

How does something can be useful?

Do as noun informally refers to a party or a social event: are you coming to Chris’ Christmas do?

Who Do You Think You Are? is a popular television series on BBC.

“If you want something you never had / You have to do something you’ve never done” – Anonymous

Don is a person who maintains a group of people to get something done.

Don also functions as a verb referring to clothe oneself, dress up get into, pull on, put on, slip on or into.