Short Answers for “Does she have…?”

Question: Does she have a car?

Don’t Say
– Yes, she has. (or Yes, she have.)
– No, she has not. (or No, she haven’t)

Say This:
– Yes, she does.
– No, she doesn’t.


  • If the QUESTION begins with “Does”, ANSWER with the verb does.
  • Does is used with he, she, or it.
  • Does he have a headache? — Yes, he does. (No, he doesn’t.)
  • Does she have a problem? — Yes, she does.  (or No, she doesn’t.)
  • Does your computer have a camera? — Yes, it does. (No, it doesn’t)
  • Does she have…. any children? many friends? a good job?

Short Answers for “Do you have…?”

Question: Do you have a brother?

Don’t Say
Yes, I have.
No, I have not.

Say This:
Yes, I do.
No, I don’t.


  • If the QUESTION begins with “Do”, ANSWER with the verb do.
  • Do you have a brother?  — Yes, I do. (No, I don’t)
  • Do you have a job? — Yes, I do. (No, I don’t)
  • Do you have…. any ideas? any plans for the weekend?  any questions?

— Thanks to Jen for this article —

To, Too, or Two?

These three words are all pronounced the same. People confuse them. Look at their meanings below. Study the examples.

  • Two – The number 2  (Sam has two cars.)
  • Too – More than what is needed (I’m too tired to shop.) .. or .. Also (Me too!)
  • To – Used in many ways- often to mean toward a person, place or thing (Send an email to me.)

Practice:  Fill in the blanks with to, too, or two and learn about some interesting places to visit in Boston.  Many of them are free.

Boston Red Sox Fenway Park Tours   (and Groupon)
You can go ______Fenway Park ______ see a Boston Red Sox baseball game. Many people don’t know that you can schedule a tour of the park _______. There are ______ websites listed above ____ check out. The Groupon site has information about the tours and information about discounts, _____. The _____ websites have calendars of dates when the park is open for tours.  It’s possible ____ take a Fenway Park tour and _____ see a Red Sox home baseball game on the same day.

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A Great Deal for New US Citizens


If you received your US citizenship in the past year, congratulations!

Now, there is one extra benefit of your new citizenship.  The Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) has just started to offer a special free one year membership to all new citizens.

The MFA is one of the  most popular museums in Boston, and it’s one of the largest museums in the country – that the whole family can enjoy.  Usually one visit to the museum would cost $25.  With this membership, there are free visits for a family for one year.  (You can try exploring the museum online)

If you are not a citizen, or have been a citizen for more than one year, you can still visit for less money by:

  • Visiting at free times (Wednesdays from 4 to 10PM) or on free days (July 21st; October 9th)
  • or getting a museum pass from many area libraries including Framingham ($10 instead of $25)

If you are a new citizen, here is more information (including in other languages):

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Another Immigrant Scam

  Warning:  If you get an email that looks like the one below from, it is scam.  They are trying to steal your personal information or money. Don’t click on any links in the email.

Information in Portuguese from BRACE in Framingham:

Alerta para a comunidade!
Se você receber um email com este remetente:, dizendo que você foi selecionado pela Loteria do Green Card, NÃO FAÇA!! É GOLPE!!
O Brasil não se qualifica mais para a Loteria do Green Card!

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Fall ESL Classes at FAESL – New Student Lottery Information

Framingham Adult ESL will have a limited number of spaces for morning and evening classes for the Fall 2017 semester.

  • If you are interested in taking a MORNING English class at Framingham Adult ESL you must come in person to
    St. Tarcisius School (BRACE building)
    560 Waverly Street, Framingham
    Thursday, August 17th, 8:30 – 10:00 AM
  • If you are interested in taking an EVENING English class at Framingham Adult ESL you must come in person to
    Fuller Middle School Cafeteria
    31 Flagg Drive, Framingham
    Thursday, August 17th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
  1. Come on August 17th to submit an entry form (with your name, address, etc).  Everyone who submits a form will have their name included in the lottery.
  2. The lottery will be on Wednesday, August 23rd.  Don’t come to the school on Aug 23rd.  You can watch the lottery online (live-streamed) on your phone, tablet, or computer.
  3. If you are one of the winners of the lottery, you will be asked to come back on a different day for testing.

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