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    Default The use of "Do" to emphasis

    Hi,
    I am new on this forum and I don't know how it works i.e. I am not familiar with the forum.
    I would like to ask about the use of "do" in my sentence. I explain what I want to say:

    Suppose a specific group of people is called "maladjusted" and I want to emphasise that on the contrary the are well "adjusted".

    I would say: "They DO are well adjusted to this system...etc."
    Could be DO used here after the word "are"?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: The use of "Do" to emphasis

    Quote Originally Posted by GoldLight View Post
    Hi,
    I am new on this forum and I don't know how it works i.e. I am not familiar with the forum.
    I would like to ask about the use of "do" in my sentence. I explain what I want to say:

    Suppose a specific group of people is called "maladjusted" and I want to emphasise that on the contrary the are well "adjusted".

    I would say: "They DO are well adjusted to this system...etc."
    Could be DO used here after the word "are"?

    Thanks
    Welcome to the forums, GoldLight. "Do" is unnecessary and wrong in your example.

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    Default Re: The use of "Do" to emphasis

    Thank you, bhaisahab.

    I have an additional question.

    Is it wrong, because "do" is not used for emphasis of "are"?
    I mean, does "do" as emphasis is never used with "are" or it is only wrong in my sentence?

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    Default Re: The use of "Do" to emphasis

    Quote Originally Posted by GoldLight View Post
    Hi,
    I am new on this forum and I don't know how it works i.e. I am not familiar with the forum.
    I would like to ask about the use of "do" in my sentence. I explain what I want to say:

    Suppose a specific group of people is called "maladjusted" and I want to emphasise that on the contrary the are well "adjusted".

    I would say: "They DO are well adjusted to this system...etc."
    Could be DO used here after the word "are"?

    Thanks
    You can only use "do" like that before a bare infinitive. That would be 'be' in the case of 'are'. But it's not appropriate here, as bhai says.
    Here's an example:
    A: They don't study enough"
    B: They do study enough."
    In your example, you need, "They are well adjusted."


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    Default Re: The use of "Do" to emphasis

    Thank you, Raymott.
    I got it now. I didn't know this rule, I only saw a few examples where it was used.

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