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When can I tell ((do you)) and when I say((are you))

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    Do You speak English? (we ask about action)
    Are You Ok? (we ask about state)

    Let start from begining
    The Present Simple Tense:
    Affirmative: I/You/We/You/They work. He/She/It works
    Negative: I/You/We/You/They don't work. He/She/It doesn't work.
    Question: Do I/You/We/You/They don't work? Does He/She/It doesn't work?
    WE USE PRESENT SIMPLE FOR: habits, things that are always true...
    When you see in sentence: always, often, sometimes,every day/month -that is Present Simple

    The Present Continuous Tense
    Affirmative: I am working. You/We/You/They are working. He/She/It is working.
    Negative: I am not working. You/We/You/They aren't working. He/She/It isn't working.
    Question:Am I working? Are You/We/You/They working? Is He/She/It working?
    When you see in sentence: now, at the moment... that is Present Continuous
    IT IS USED FOR: ACTIONS AND SITUATIONS HAPPENING AT THE TIME OF SPEAKING, TEMPORARY ACTIONS OR SITUATIONS

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    When can I say "do you" and when can I say "are you"?

    Well, these are both question forms, but the difference is very clear.

    Use "do" for actions (Do you like this? Do you know him?), and "are" for things or descriptions (Are you a doctor? Are you angry?).

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