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    What is the emphatic tense exactly?

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    Default Re: Emphatic

    We can use do/did to emphasise the truth of something:
    "You didn't finish it."
    "That's wrong- I did finish it."
    In the answer, 'did' is used to show that the first speaker was wrong.

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