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  1. #1
    ahmmetwally Guest

    Question I do belive in ... OR I belive in ...?

    Please i wanna know the difference between these two following:

    I do understand .....
    I understand ........

    I do belive in ...........
    I belive in ...............

    and any similar staff. And when i should use any of them.
    Thank you in advance

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    Default Re: I do belive in ... OR I belive in ...?

    The dummy auxiliary do is used for emphasis. It carries the meaning, in fact, or in truth.

    He likes pizza.
    He does (in fact) like pizza.

    Pat: Do you understand?
    Max: Yes.
    Pat: I think you don't, though.
    Max: I do understand.

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    ahmmetwally Guest

    Default Re: I do belive in ... OR I belive in ...?

    Thank you so much, i got it. Could you plz clear the meaninig (of dummy here) and casese in which i can use the dummy auxiliary. Dose it mean that this auxiliary has no function within the sentence?
    Thanks a lot for being cooperative

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    Default Re: I do belive in ... OR I belive in ...?

    That's correct. "dummy" means that the auxilliary DO doesn't carry syntactic, or structural meaning. In other words, it is not required by the grammar; the sentence is grammatical with or without DO. But it does (in fact)have a semantic function. It serves as emphasis.

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    ahmmetwally Guest

    Default Re: I do belive in ... OR I belive in ...?

    Thank you so much. I do understand your great explanation. Just i wanna know if there any additional cases (othe than emphasising) in which i can use that "dummy".
    I'm really so greatful to find that great fourm.

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    haseli22 is offline Member
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    Default Re: I do belive in ... OR I belive in ...?

    Hi Dear,
    When we use do, does or did before a verb, we emphasize the verb. That's all.
    Mehdi.

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    Default Re: I do belive in ... OR I belive in ...?

    Ahmmetwally, not to my knowledge. Sorry. Forms of DO (do, does, did) don't function as dummy auxiliaries when they are used in question formation. In that structure, they are required by the grammar.

    I like soup => Do you like soup? (non-emphasis)
    I do like soup. (emphasis)

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