×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Jobs

Difference between do and does?

Difference between do and does?

Difference between do and does?

(OP)
What is the difference between do and does?

RE: Difference between do and does?

For instance, I would say that posting on Tek-Tips is something that I do periodically.

Other members might say that posting on Tek-Tips is something that SkipVought does periodically.

Skip,

glassesJust traded in my OLD subtlety...
for a NUance!tongue

"The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible" A. Einstein

RE: Difference between do and does?

Does it matter what Skip might do?

RE: Difference between do and does?

lol

Do is for first and second person singular. "I would say that posting on Tek-Tips is something that I do periodically." "Does it matter what Skip might do?"

Does is for the third person singular. "Other members might say that posting on Tek-Tips is something that SkipVought does periodically."

James P. Cottingham
I'm number 1,229!
I'm number 1,229!

RE: Difference between do and does?

I can think of an area where it might be confusing

Do any of you care?
Does any one of you care?

RE: Difference between do and does?

Quote (kwbMitel)

I can think of an area where it might be confusing

Isn't that true for all the English language? bugeyed

James P. Cottingham
I'm number 1,229!
I'm number 1,229!

RE: Difference between do and does?

Some people think it don't be like it does, but it do.

remembering Intrigrant 2019

RE: Difference between do and does?

This is fortuitous. I was explaining the word heteronym to someone, and was trying to think of some examples. Then I saw this post, and the word does: 3rd person singular of verb to do; plural of a female deer. An excellent example.

Thanks.

Mike

__________________________________
Mike Lewis (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Visual FoxPro articles, tips and downloads

RE: Difference between do and does?

For some reason, my favourite heteronyms are those that result from capitalisation such as polish and Polish, reading and Reading, or even us and US

RE: Difference between do and does?

Quote (2ffat )

Does is for the third person singular

Unless you sing along with The Beatles

Quote (Ticket to Ride)

...
She's got a ticket to ride
She's got a ticket to ride
She's got a ticket to ride
But she don't care
...
rockband


---- Andy

There is a great need for a sarcasm font.

RE: Difference between do and does?

Of course there is the old move 'The Court Jester' with Danny Kaye talking about the Duchess and the Doge (very funny routine).

RE: Difference between do and does?

@Mike Lewis re: Heteronyms

I read once a long time ago that the longest word that is a triple heteronym is lather

RE: Difference between do and does?

Quote:

Of course there is the old move 'The Court Jester' with Danny Kaye talking about the Duchess and the Doge (very funny routine).

Hmm. I don't remember that one. But of course I do remember the chalice from the palace.

Quote:

I read once a long time ago that the longest word that is a triple heteronym is lather

I don't get that. My Chambers just talks about the mixture of water and soap, and gives it as both a noun and a verb, but with roughly the same meaning. What are the other two meanings?

Mike

__________________________________
Mike Lewis (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Visual FoxPro articles, tips and downloads

RE: Difference between do and does?

@ Mike Lewis

Lather - Soap Bubbles
Lather - One who works with a Lathe
Lather - One who installs laths as in Lath and Plaster

RE: Difference between do and does?

Mike Lewis: The routine I am talking about is when Danny Kaye meets the King for the first time (you can find the text of the routine online).

RE: Difference between do and does?

>Lather - One who works with a Lathe

Have to admit that I have never heard a lathe operator being called a lather. Is this an Americanism? Actually, no - just checked Websters, and there is no such word - the term Websters has for this is 'latheman' … dictionary.com doesn't have it either (although, unlike the Cambridge English Dictionary and many others, it does have the definition relating to one who intalls laths)

RE: Difference between do and does?

Another word that can be used and misused, bear. Of course their is a T-shirt (or shirts) with a bear that has a sign or shirt that says something like 'I support the right to arm bears'.

RE: Difference between do and does?

As I mentioned, Chambers only gives the soap-bubbles definition. It does give two possible pronunciations - one with a long a and one with a short - but those are both for the same definition, so on that basis it doesn't count as a heteronym.

Mike
P.S. I just noticed that the spell-checker in Firefox does not recognise the word heteronym.

__________________________________
Mike Lewis (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Visual FoxPro articles, tips and downloads

RE: Difference between do and does?

Quote:

The routine I am talking about is when Danny Kaye meets the King for the first time (you can find the text of the routine online).

Thanks for that. I'll look out for it. Or, better still, I'll try and find a copy of the movie to watch again.

Mike

__________________________________
Mike Lewis (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Visual FoxPro articles, tips and downloads

RE: Difference between do and does?

Mike: The last time I checked, the movie is available on-line as a DVD for about ~$25.00.

RE: Difference between do and does?

Quote:

The last time I checked, the movie is available on-line as a DVD for about ~$25.00

Thanks, Kray. I see they also have it on Amazon Prime Video for £2.49.

Mike

__________________________________
Mike Lewis (Edinburgh, Scotland)

Visual FoxPro articles, tips and downloads

RE: Difference between do and does?

DO is a command used in various computer languages. DOES is not valid syntax.

==================================
advanced cognitive capabilities and other marketing buzzwords explained with sarcastic simplicity


RE: Difference between do and does?

In a programming context, DOES should be equivalent to IF...

CODE

// Use case DO

do {
    x = some_commands();
} while ( x == 0 );

// Use case DOES

does ( x == 42 ) {
    printf("Life, the Universe, and Everything!");
    } 

Although it starts to read like COBOL, so maybe not.



Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close