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    Default When do we use 'do + get ' in some sentence?

    "They are less likely to repeat the crime, and if they do get in trouble again ,their crimes are less serious".

    Can we use ' they get in trouble again ' ?
    when we use ' do + get' ?
    Please give me a reference to get more details on this grammar .
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    Default Re: When do we use 'do + get ' in some sentence?

    a) if someone or something is in trouble, they are in a situation with a lot of problems : He admitted that their marriage was in trouble.
    get/run into trouble The company ran into trouble when it tried to expand too quickly.

    in serious/deep trouble The economy was in serious trouble.

    the dangers of trying to borrow your way out of trouble

    b) if someone is in trouble, they have done something which someone will punish them for or be angry about in deep/big trouble We’ll be in big trouble if Mr Elliott finds out.

    Reference : Longman dictionary

    Last edited by EnglishLearner1990; 30-Jul-2013 at 18:39.

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    Default Re: When do we use 'do + get ' in some sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishLearner1990 View Post


    a) if someone or something is in trouble, they are in a situation with a lot of problems : He admitted that their marriage was in trouble.
    get/run into trouble The company ran into trouble when it tried to expand too quickly.

    in serious/deep trouble The economy was in serious trouble.

    the dangers of trying to borrow your way out of trouble

    b) if someone is in trouble, they have done something which someone will punish them for or be angry about in deep/big trouble We’ll be in big trouble if Mr Elliott finds out.

    reference : Longman dictionary
















    Please read my post carefully, I knew what 'get in trouble' means , but my problem is why we use 'do beside get ' ?

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    Default Re: When do we use 'do + get ' in some sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    Please read my post carefully, I knew what 'get in trouble' means , but my problem is why we use 'do beside get ' ?
    It is used to emphasize the main verb.
    Last edited by EnglishLearner1990; 30-Jul-2013 at 12:24.

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    Default Re: When do we use 'do + get ' in some sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishLearner1990 View Post
    It is used to emphasize the main verb.


    3 used to emphasize the main verb in a sentence : Do be careful.
    You do look nice in that hat.
    I do think she’s behaved badly.
    ‘You should have warned me.’ ‘But I did warn you.’
    He owns, or did own (= emphasizing past tense ) , a yacht.


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    Last edited by EnglishLearner1990; 30-Jul-2013 at 18:38.

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    Default Re: When do we use 'do + get ' in some sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishLearner1990 View Post
    It is used to emphasize.
    Emphasize what ?? You don't have to reply any posts if you have no information on it .
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: When do we use 'do + get ' in some sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    Emphasize what ?? You don't have to reply any posts if you have no information on it .
    Thanks.
    To emphasize the main verb.

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    Default Re: When do we use 'do + get ' in some sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by EnglishLearner1990 View Post
    To emphasize the main verb.
    I do know what I am talking about.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 30-Jul-2013 at 12:43. Reason: Typo correction

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    Default Re: When do we use 'do + get ' in some sentence?

    Hello, nininaz.

    I agree with Englishlearner1990.

    Michael Swan writes:

    184 emphasis

    1 emotive and contrastive emphasis

    We often emphasise ('strengthen') a particular word or expression. There are two main reasons for this. We may wish to show that we feel strongly about what we are saying ('emotive emphasis').

    You do look nice today!
    Your hair looks so good like that.

    Or we may wish to show a contrast between, for example, true and false, or present and past, or a rule and an exception ('contrastive emphasis').

    Why weren't you at the meeting? ~ I was at the meeting.
    I don't do much sport now, but I did play football when I was younger.
    I don't see my family much, but I do visit my mother occasionally.

    We can also use emphasis to show that something expected actually happened.

    I thought I'd pass the exam, and I did pass.

    (Practical English Usage Third Edition OUP pp.164-165)


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