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    #1

    'I did saw him.'

    peace be on you all.

    we can say' I did see him'
    but
    I once saw 'I did saw him.'

    when can we say the second?

    thanks in advance

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    #2

    Re: 'I did saw him.'

    "I did saw him" is a grammatically correct sentence, but it has nothing to do with "seeing." Are you familiar with the verb "saw"? It means to cut or divide with a saw. I doubt that is what you intended to express.

    saw - definition of saw by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    #3

    Re: 'I did saw him.'

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaskin View Post
    I did + past form of a verb
    It's certainly used, I saw it many times. But it's incorrect as far as I know.
    I am not a teacher either.
    Last edited by mmasny; 28-Feb-2010 at 01:06.


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    #4

    Re: 'I did saw him.'

    You have to say,

    I did SEE him.

    The auxiliary verb 'do' is used to emphasize the main verb 'see'. In this case it's emphasizing a past event, but this structure can be used in a present tense situation; e.g. I do want to go the party. / She does need some help.

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    #5

    Re: 'I did saw him.'

    Quote Originally Posted by nado92 View Post
    peace be on you all.

    we can say' I did see him'
    but
    I once saw 'I did saw him.'

    when can we say the second?

    thanks in advance
    "I did saw him" is incorrect. Correct usage could be I have seen him or I saw him.


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    #6

    Re: 'I did saw him.'

    You can say:

    "I saw him"

    But, as always, whenever you add did/does, you have to change the tense.

    "I did see him" is the correct usage.

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