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    dear teachers!!


    I want to emphasize that he really understood the questions(in the past form),which sentences is correct?

    1.he did understand the questions
    2.he did understood the questions

    thanks for your help!!

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    Re: emphasize

    Quote Originally Posted by hector51 View Post
    dear teachers!!
    I want to emphasize that he really understood the questions(in the past form),which sentences is correct?
    1.he did understand the questions
    2.he did understood the questions
    thanks for your help!!
    1 is correct. Once you use the auxiliary verb do to emphasise this takes the tense you want to use.


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    Re: emphasize

    Quote Originally Posted by hector51 View Post
    dear teachers!!
    I want to emphasize that he really understood the questions(in the past form),which sentences is correct?
    1.he did understand the questions
    2.he did understood the questions
    thanks for your help!!

    1. is right
    2. is wrong

    If you use "he did " did represents a modal verb and after modal verbs you need an infinitive form of the verb (without to )

    eg--- I did tell him about the party.

    I told him about the party


    Tom

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    Re: emphasize

    thanks all!!

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