How to ask questions in the present tense with "do you" like a native speaker

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English [Auto] Well I come back to video too. So we continue looking at the word you today or in this video today or tomorrow or whenever. But the word you and specifically do you to do your thoughts go do you is part of a question a question in English and we want to learn about do you to do you practice with me. Do you do here now. I want to be very clear about do. Why why is this word necessary or what is what is the situation now. If we look at questions or we look at two sentences here in English you want. And do you want a lot of other languages to ask a question. You don't need another word. You don't need any a different word in front the you want it's a fact and you want you need all changing the intonation. The problem is if you ask me a question you want you need you like I'm not sure if it's a question but if you ask me Do you like OK do makes it clear that it is a question. Now when we talk about do we must talk about when not to use. Do you never use it with the verb to be. For example the verb to be will always change the order. My Are you is he. For example you never use. Do I Do You are simple basic mistake but just careful to be and it's a part of a group of verbs that never use do. For a question you have a group of verbs they call a modal verbs. You are can you MUST YOU WILL YOU SHOULD you could and you would and we will see all these in the course during during the classes. But look here carefully that are YOU CAN YOU MUST YOU WILL YOU SHOULD YOU COULD YOU WOULD YOU ALWAYS changing the order of the word never using a do. And this is the important part. So the verbs like to be that are can will should are 10 percent of verbs and 90 percent of verbs in the present tense for now use do. Now it's important to remember that do this for you we and they that we have do I you we they want and need to go to bye to talk want them need are only examples to show you the idea but we don't use do for he she or it. Now we will see this in future future future lessons here. Now we want to practice do you. Questions. Dunia do. Now what is really important to remember is that after W H words the what when where why what time. Who the word due for questions is still necessary. A lot of students think or speak that after what or when you do not need do still necessary. So what do you want. When do you want to go where do you want to go. Except for OK let's start our practice. Pause What do you do. What do you do. What do you do. A little faster. What do you do. What. What do you do. This is not a question of your profession your job. What do you do. Do you have any money do you or do you have any money. Do your. Do you have do you have any money. Do you do you have any money. Why do you need it. Why do you why do you need it. And can you see why the why do you need it so why do you why do you why do you need it. What do you mean. What do you mean what do you and yes what do you mean what do you mean what do you mean. What time do you need to be there. What time do you what time do you need to be there. And what happens to what time do you need to be there. What time do you need to be there. What time do you need to be there. What do you think I should do. What do you think. What do you think I should do now remember what should the L is silent not shoot but should what do you think. What do you think I should do. What do you think what they think I should do. So this finishes our video about do you to do your Join me in the next video to talk about past tense questions with did you two Dejah see other.