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    Hello,

    I heard someone saying- I do have a car. Is is grammatically correct? If it is correct, what does it mean and how to use this type of expressions?

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    The so-called emphatic do has many uses in English.

    To add emphasis to an entire sentence: "He does like spinach. He really does!"

    To add emphasis to an imperative: "Do come in." (actually softens the command)

    To add emphasis to a frequency adverb: "He never did understand his father." "She always does manage to hurt her mother's feelings."

    To contradict a negative statement: "You didn't do your homework, did you?" "Oh, but I did finish it."

    To ask a clarifying question about a previous negative statement: "Ridwell didn't take the tools." "Then who did take the tools?"

    To indicate a strong concession: "Although the Clintons denied any wrong-doing, they did return some of the gifts."

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    Re: Expression

    Thank you very much!!

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