Do

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Do (/du:/) is an English verb. It is the third most frequently used verb[1] in English. Do can be used as a lexical verb (lexical do) or as an auxiliary verb (auxiliary do).

Meaning[edit | edit source]

In terms of meaning, there is a slight difference. Lexical do means a generic action, and it is often used as a delexical verb. Auxiliary do is a default meaning that indicates the absence of grammatical aspect (i.e. the clause is simple).

Forms[edit | edit source]

Do is an irregular verb. It has the base form do, the third person form does, the -ing form doing, the preterite did, and past participle done.


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