| #2 (permalink) Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:59 am Significance of 'does' -- Where it comes in to the usage?
Here it is used idiomatically. To do well = to succeed; to perform satisfactorily.
Do is also called an operator, because it operates with main verbs to create:
Questions: Did you see him?
Negatives: I did not (didn't) see him.
Emphasis: I did see him on Tuesday, though.
It is also a main verb:
I did the laundry.
I did my homework.
But I think your question is about does. Does is the third person singular present simple tense of the verb:
He does his homework every day.
Does he take time off to play?
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