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    What difference between -- I appreciate / I do appreciate ?

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    Default Re: I appreciate / I do appreciate

    There are various ways of emphasizing sppech and writing in English. In some cases, you may insert an auxiliary verb where one would not normally be necessary:
    I do like your shoes.
    I do appreciate.
    I did phone him!
    Hope that help you!

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    Default Re: I appreciate / I do appreciate

    Quote Originally Posted by FFire View Post
    What difference between -- I appreciate / I do appreciate ?

    As a native speaker, I would say that "I do appreciate" normally carries a sense of contradictory emphasis. For example:


    "I appreciate the the gift you've given me."

    "I do appreciate the the thought, but I already I have one of these."

    In the latter instance, the "do" serves to emphasise the main verb "appreciate", but the emphasis is added as a counter to the negative expression that follows. In my experience, this is the sort of context in which "do appreciate" is most often used.

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    Default Re: I appreciate / I do appreciate

    Quote Originally Posted by stuartnz View Post
    As a native speaker, I would say that "I do but the emphasis is added as a counter to the negative expression that follows.
    What about -- I apologies / I realy do apologies ?

    Is it negative expression also? (second phrase)

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    Default Re: I appreciate / I do appreciate

    Quote Originally Posted by FFire View Post
    What about -- I apologies / I realy do apologies ?

    Is it negative expression also? (second phrase)
    No, but that is an appropriate expression.
    Notice that using 'do' is similar to making an emphasis, or clearing up a doubt.

    A: I care about you.
    B: No you don't.
    A: I do! I really do care about you!

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