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    M.Ali Guest

    Lightbulb What isthe difference b/w these two.

    I did warn you.
    I warned you.

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    Re: What isthe difference b/w these two.

    The first one is emphatic eg.
    -- You could have warned me about her light-fingered tendencies!
    -- I did warn you, but you can't take a hint!

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    AintFoolin Guest

    Re: What isthe difference b/w these two.

    first one is more often used in response to a query

    "Why didn't you warn me about the traffic?"
    "I did warn you!"

    the second one is used more by itself in an 'i-told-you-so' capacity

    > After Bill slipped on the ice and broke his arm, his father scolded him saying 'See? I warned you that the path was slippery. But did you listen to me? No! You just had to go and find out for yourself didn't you! I hope you learned your lesson young man. Maybe now you'll listen to what I have to say in the future Mr. Know-It-All.'

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