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    Conjugated form

    In an effort to reduce their inventories, Italian vintners have cut prices; their wines are priced to sell and they do.

    Can anyone tell me why this sentence needs to use the conjugated form "do"?
    Thanks.

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    Re: Conjugated form

    In that context, the verb 'sell' has been omitted, and the verb 'do' is emphatic. It means, in fact:

    Singular subject: it does (in fact) [sell].
    Plural subject: they do (in fact) [sell].


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    Re: Conjugated form

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    In that context, the verb 'sell' has been omitted, and the verb 'do' is emphatic. It means, in fact:

    Singular subject: it does (in fact) [sell].
    Plural subject: they do (in fact) [sell].
    Thanks.
    Do you have any website which further explains the use of congugated form?

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    Re: Conjugated form

    Gee, it's a wide area, verb tenses. If I were you, I would do an on-line search under the words "English verb tenses".

    All the best,

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