Purple Level Lesson Twenty-four Do do / did / done / doing The verb "do" has many different uses. It’s a helping verb and it’s a main verb. In this lesson, we’ll learn about its use as a main verb. When used as a main verb, "do" often refers to activities involving routine tasks such as cleaning, working, studying, and shopping. 1. I have to do some cleaning today. I usually do a lot of cleaning on the weekend. When do you do your housework? 2. She’s doing some sweeping. (Note: Try to follow "do" with words like "some," "a little," or "a lot of.") 3. She does her work on the computer. 4. You should do as much reading as possible in English in order to improve your vocabulary. 5. People in Asian countries often do their shopping in outdoor markets like this one. 6. Do you do any exercising? 7. He’s doing a test on some water. 8. They like to do a little fishing and canoeing when they go on vacation. 9. The Heart of the Beast Puppet Theater in Minneapolis does a lot of work for the May Day parade every year. do present tense: do / does past tense: did future: will do present continuous: am / are / is doing past continuous: was / were doing future continuous: will be doing present perfect: has / have done past perfect: had done future perfect: will have done present perfect continuous: has / have been doing past perfect continuous: had been doing future perfect continuous: will have been doing modal verbs: ______ do past tense modal: ______ have done infinitive: to do gerund: doing passive: yes Are you ready for a quiz? Next: Lesson Twenty-five the verb "have"