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    Default did +_______

    i am just wondrin' about this grammar point...

    i know that do,did and does always followed by the base form of the verb...

    what if?
    'what she did (is was)running.'
    what is correct?

    i hope you could help...

    thanks!

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    Default Re: did +_______

    That's different:
    (What she did) = subject
    What she did was (to) run/running
    The three forms are possible, though you example of the gerund suggests to me that she chose an option, like a sport at school- running, not football.

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    Default Re: did +_______

    Quote Originally Posted by richelle View Post
    i am just wondrin' about this grammar point...

    i know that do,did and does always followed by the base form of the verb...

    what if?
    'what she did (is was)running.'
    what is correct?

    i hope you could help...

    thanks!
    Just a comment. The verb "do" can be a main verb as well as an auxiliary verb. As Tdol indicated, it is main verb in your sentence.

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