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    Default Use of :DID

    Comic sans7BlackDear teacher: Can you tell me as I just used the verb did?

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    Default Re: Use of :DID

    Dear techar:
    Can you tell as I just when and as we can used the verb DID?

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    Dear teacher:
    Can you tell me as and when we can used the verb DID?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elatila
    Dear teacher:
    Can you tell me as and when we can used the verb DID?
    First of all, elatila, I don't think your question is clear enough.
    Second, the question, (maybe) should be like this -->
    Dear teacher, can you please (more polite, but it's not a must) tell me when we can USE (after modal is V1) the verb DID.
    Third, all I know, we can use "did" as a verb or as an auxiliary verb (to do)

    As a verb it would be like this:
    (in simple past tense, where time is usually mentioned)
    I did that by myself yesterday.

    As an aux. verb:
    (in negative sentence)
    She did not even watch the movie.
    (and in interrogative)
    Did she actually kiss him?


    Normally "did" only shows up in negative and interrogative sentence, but it could also sometimes show up in positive sentence, as a reaffirmation.
    Example:
    Yes, she really did kiss him!

    Be careful not to mix it up between "did" as a verb and aux. verb, for a sentence can sometimes have the "do" as the verb and the aux verb (to do)
    Ex:
    She did her homework by herself last night.
    (here "did" function as a verb)

    She did not do her homework last night.
    did --> aux verb
    do --> verb

    Did she do her homework last night?
    did --> aux verb
    do --> verb

    That's all elatilo, I hope my answer can be at any help to you.
    Otherwise, I would appear like a total idiot who doesn't really get the question, but playing smart-ass trying to explain things..

    GBu..


    -=VGE=-

    Last edited by Vincents_Genesius_Evans; 20-Aug-2005 at 22:43.

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    Exclamation Re: Use of :DID

    hi
    can u tell me why this is incorrect ?
    "although you did make effort to meet me"

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    Quote Originally Posted by robbielubana View Post
    hi
    can u tell me why this is incorrect ?
    "although you did make effort to meet me"
    It's supposed to be "Although you did make an effort to meet me"
    Cheers..

    -=VGE=-

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