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Rule "does (do) I/you/we/they"

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Description: does (do) I/you/we/they
Message: Did you mean do? 'does' is only used for the third person singular (he/she/it).
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/grammar-forms-of-do/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • But Does you have your glasses?
    Correction suggestion: Do
  • But does I have to go there?
    Correction suggestion: do
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • But do you have your glasses?
  • Smoking does you harm.
  • But Smoking does you harm.
  • But do I have to go there?
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: DOES_YOU [2]
Version: 6.4-SNAPSHOT (2024-02-28 22:33:06 +0100)