Advanced ways to use “DO”! – English is Weird!

Advanced ways to use “DO”! – English is Weird!


(guitar plays Take Me Out To The Ballgame) – So I did a whole video
explaining collocations of and the differences between make and do. You can watch that video by clicking here. Or should I have said made a video? Or could it be both? You’ll know if you watch this. But today, a really common
question that I get is Aly, I saw this sentence, I do love you. I do want to go. Why did they put do? Isn’t that bad English? Shouldn’t it just be I
love you, I want to go? This is a great question, and this is one of the many
weird ways that we use do. (subtle hiphop music) (upbeat hiphop music) In a question, do; in a negative, do not. But in a positive sentence,
usually, there’s no do here, so why do we sometimes
put do before a verb in a positive sentence, why, why is that? It’s for emphasis. We make that sentence
stronger, we want to say, yeah, that verb, yes. You think no, but actually yes. It’s not negative, it’s positive. I do love you. That’s how do works for emphasis. Another example, maybe you
want to clarify something before you say something negative. For example, your friend offers to cook, but you would prefer to eat out, in a restaurant for example. I do like your cooking,
but let’s go out to eat. Of course you don’t want
the other person to think is my food bad? So you want to say no, no, no, don’t think that I don’t
like it, because I like it. I do like your cooking. So pronunciation practice, say
it with me, emphasis on do. I do love you. I do love you, I just, I hate your clothes and your hair and your face. But we’re not finished, we
use do in other weird ways. You are very, very hungry. If you don’t eat soon,
you’re gonna kill someone, so you go to the fridge
looking for food to make. That’s a fridge. So you look inside your fridge. What food do I have, what can I make? Pff, all you can find is
ketchup, an onion, a potato, and some butter. Wow, I mean, it’s definitely not perfect, it’s not what you wanted. It’s like nothing, but
you can work with it, and when you work with something, which it’s not perfect, it’s not ideal, it’s not really what you
wanted, but you make it work. You make do, or you make
do with it, the things. So as a full sentence… Pff, onion, potato, ketchup, butter. I guess I’ll make do with what I have. Hi, welcome to Aly’s Cooking Corner. (upbeat game show music) When you have nothing in your fridge, make do with the stuff you do have. First, mash that potato and
melt some butter in there. Next, chop and cook some onions. Sprinkle the friggin’ onions on top of it, or stir it in or whatever. Then put ketchup on top to finish. You’ve got yourself a
meal, my friend, thanks. (upbeat game show music) Say it with me, pronunciation
matters, people. Eh, I’ll make do.
You say it. It’s not perfect, but I’ll make do. But we’re not finished, the
next weird way that we use do is this fixed expression, it’ll do. You can’t modify the tense, but you can change it to a negative, but it will only be future. Let me show you an example. So you are at a party. Someone is pouring you a drink. Oh, by the way, this
is to pour, not spill, not spill a drink. To spill a drink, that’s
by accident; for example… (upbeat dance music) What was I saying? Oh yeah, so you’re at a party, someone is pouring you a drink, and they want to know
how much do you want? How much is enough? So when you want to say
that’s enough, no more, you would say, oh that’ll do, that’ll do. That will do, that’ll
do, it has a contraction. So, for example, alright say when. Oh, that’ll do, thanks, thanks, thanks. So say it with me, pronunciation people. That’ll do, that’ll do. I’ve used a glottal T, you don’t have to. That’ll do, that’ll do. Another way of using it like enough. For example, you want to buy
your friend a birthday present, and you want to know,
is this present enough? I need to buy my friend a
birthday present, I mean… Will this do, can I, is this
a good birthday present? That’s your hat. It won’t do, will it, it’s not enough. It won’t do, this time we’re
saying it’s not enough. Now, a super posh sounding expression… For example, you are very
posh, you’re very fancy, you’re upper class, your family owns a billion
houses and Jaguars, and you go to a restaurant, but the waiter tells you, I’m
sorry we don’t have any… What do rich people eat, caviar. Sorry, we don’t have any caviar. And you are super rich,
this, this is unacceptable. So you will say… No caviar, this simply won’t do. If you want to say a
situation is unacceptable, you would say this simply won’t do. It sounds kind of upper class. Maybe it’s just the context, but I don’t think I’ve ever said it. I’ve never said it, but then
I’m very easily pleased so… But guess what, we’re still not finished. In fact, when something is finished, or when you have finished with something, your class, work, a project,
you can say it is done. So when you use be done in any tense, this means something is finished. Work is done for the day. Ah, I’m totally done with my
assignment, I can relax now. It’s the same as when you
say something is over. I made a video about that,
you can watch it here, but it works the same way,
it means the same thing. For example… It’s over, we’re done. So if you watched this
video, you know that over can mean something’s finished. So we are done, we are finished. That, however, is very a very informal way to break up with someone,
that does not sound nice. So keep that in mind, please be nice if you
break up with someone. You want to hang out with your friend, and you want to know what time
are you finished with class, with work, with your
assignment, you can ask them, are we gonna hang out tonight?
Yeah. You can use this in present
or future, by the way. When are you done? Or, when will you be done? I’ll be done in an hour. Ugh, I’m so sick of studying, I can’t wait for this exam to be done. So be done, it means
something is finished. But we’re still not done, there’s another weird way that we use do. You are at a restaurant,
and you want to know… Sorry, do you serve pancakes? In this context, when you want to know if a restaurant, shop, or
a place offers a service, offers a product, you
can say do the service, or do the product? For example, in this context… Oops, sorry, sorry, sorry,
that should have had an S. Bad teacher points, sorry, please don’t hate me in the comments. But, yeah, sorry, do you do pancakes? This is me in every restaurant. And again, I’m just asking,
do you offer this product, do you offer this service? So it’s not just for
restaurants, it could be… You need to buy a cat toy. You go to a shop and you want to know, do you sell cat toys? Change it for do. ‘Scuse me, I know you sell cameras, but do you also do cat toys?
No, okay. But we’re still not done. Well, actually this is the
final one, then we’re done. Okay, you and your friend did an exam, you just finished, you’re
done with the exam. So you come out of the exam room, and you want to know about
the success or failure of your friend in the test. So you’ll ask this way, how did you do? You’re asking about someone’s success or failure at something, usually a test. She has a good feeling about that test. Mm, yeah, I did alright. Don’t confuse this with this. How do you do, in the present. So if you meet someone, and they greet you with this
expression, how do you do, this is different, and
it pretty much just means hello and how are you pushed together. Quick side note, if
someone says this to you, it doesn’t need an answer. Yes, it’s a question, but if
someone greets you with this, you can repeat it back to them, it’s fine. How do you do?
How do you do? (sighs)
Okay, now we’re done. Practice these weird ways
that we use do in the comments by letting me know how
you did in your last test, or let me know the breakfast
place near your house, do they do pancakes? And use the other ways that we use do using your own examples. You can find a worksheet on today’s video, practice what you’ve just learned, by joining my Patreon page, or joining this channel as a member. Let me know in the comments which videos you’d like
to see in the future, and I’ll see you in the next lesson. (subtle hip hop music)

100 Replies to “Advanced ways to use “DO”! – English is Weird!”

  1. Hey..and what about the music "be alone no more" from Another Level band..when they say: "Do you believe in love like I do"..is a good example ?? Im from brazil..loooooove your videos 😄

  2. Papa… Papaaaa, please please please make a video about verb agreement (not the subject verb) like when we tell a story or speak about a single subject through more than one sentence …
    Thank you very much
    You are awesome! I mean it, you realy are! 🙏

  3. Love, love me do
    You know I love you
    I'll always be true
    So, please love me do. (The Beatles)
    Thank you for this useful lesson.

    Your subscriber from Russia.

  4. Someone's in love:
    – I'd rather will do the dishes than allow you to cook this evening.
    – Oh, really? You'll do it for ME?
    – Yeah, why not? I do love you, so I'll do it for us tonight. And only then you will do the dishes, ok?
    – oh, it's just won't do… but you're so cute – let's do that deal!

  5. 1-i did very well / so well in law exam last week
    2- Ally’s cafe which is just next to my house does delicious pancakes
    3- I make do if there is no food in the fridge

  6. I have a friend that always write using "do" like: I do know… I do wanna… I do watch… I do whatever, I told him that is not completely correct using "do" that way but he continues doing it, sometimes when he writes is kind of 'know-it-all'

  7. Hello papá English , i enjoy your vídeos, in this moment i learning English , your vídeos are interesting , you teach so well , grettings from Colombia , my language is spanish , i still have problema with English but i want learning more , thanks for all

  8. Ok. I do love this. I really want to improve my english but I'm just too lazy to study harder. I'm so done with myself.

  9. Could you tell me what is it called if there's somone who often asks sombody else to share their snacks, meals or food?

  10. I wonder if you practise some drawing (apart from english) but, you know, like seriously. Ur the best teacher ever

  11. I did the graphic design test not bad, this test was in my native language but i do want to pass the similar test in English:))) and i do prefer to do pancakes on my own:D

  12. Gestures to links on screen that aren't there? This simply won't do, Aly, not at all! 😂😂

    ((Or was it just me that couldn't see them?))

  13. The expressions with do are probably the most useful thing I have ever listen to. Hope in a video about the "genitive / of / noun + noun" because I can't find a general rule for ". I have read 2 explanations:
    1) feet's doesn't work because sounds like "feets". This cannot be a grammar (=general) rule.
    2) noun + noun works with "common kinds of things" ….. ?????
    EDIT: just read about a book written by Anette Rosenbach: 350 pages about the possessive case. That's why I have never found a "global" rule 😅.

  14. Ally, you r just so amazing, but british -( y… how cool it would be if youll open your own online-school and produce other teachers

  15. i do have a question for you: if i want to quit my two free months of your course before the end, i do not have to pay is it right ?

  16. Can you make video about modal verbs, because really I don't understand difference between might and could, may and can…and others…..

  17. 'Do' any topic(no matter advanced), we'll 'make do' with it. But 'do' ensure that you do (incorporate) the same engaging and natural teaching style in all the videos you do.
    I do wanted to sound good, but this (comment) does sound weird.
    You must be wondering, 'Are you done?' but I won't be because I am done with not-talking-to-you-for-so-long.
    To be done (perhaps a weird alternative to 'in conclusion'), I want to do some sentences(do some practice)!
    1. "Aly, I did learn a lot from you, but never did I realise that I do have to thank you."
    2. "I do know that one sentence (of practice) won't do, (but it should do, because I do well during the videos that you do), but you have to 'do without' any more sentences because I do not want to make it a do-boring comment.''
    You must be done by now, so…See ya

  18. After watching every video everyone is like oh, that'll do or I'm done with this instead of saying "Oh , there's no superb teachers on the internet, i guess I'll make do with what i come across" . I do aprecciate your videos.

  19. I don’t know how you do it but each time I watch your videos I end up in a much much better mood no matter how I felt before. Thank you, Aly!

  20. Thanks Aly for the lesson!
    You're know Aly, you need to start youtube show about cooking. You have a great talent of teaching.

  21. 1) I didn't did so well in my last test.
    2) There are no places near my house where they do pancakes, I have to make them myself.

  22. I am a big fan of you!!!! i am learning English through your videos and lessons! I really like your teaching!! But nearly all of your videos is too bright to watch!! every time i see your videos i have to put me laptop brightness setting to lowest! Please could you do the videos with not toooo brightness! because i have my eyes problem plsss!!!

  23. In my last exam I did did bad and I guess that won't do, now I have to study a lot and make do with what I know about this assignment

  24. Whoa ….!! Her feminine and sweet look made me a little envious. ….I wish Papa would not speak that fast. We are non-native English speakers watching you, Papa. Our brains do not function that fast to grab everything you say. Anyway, you are a great teacher and artist. An extremely talented guy are you.

  25. How do you do? … How did I do in my last test? It seems its my first test, hopefully not the last one. The thing is I couldn't look youtube as I had a bad internet connection last few days, while living in a modern city. It simply won' t do! And also my cabel broke down. Unfortunately they did't do computer cables in the nearest shop. But now everything works again and I'll make do with the examples from this class. Papa, you opened my eyes! Finally I understood using " do" in positive statements and start feeling confident with this structure. I know it won't do, but I DO love you!  Besides I  am surely done with learning English for the day. Its a dinner time. Papa, do you do pancakes? No? That'll do if you just create a new smart and funny video next week! Honestly I cant wait this self- homework to be done! Fuuuuf p.s: And I do enjoy the way you was saying " fuuuf" on this class! 😉

  26. Aly, you’re incredible every time while acting girls 😘👍🏼👍🏼 They are so real and gorgeous 😄😄Your own Oskar (or many other awards) is waiting for you

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