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    I do love you OR I love you

    Hi everyone,

    I see and hear a lot of people say sometimes

    I do love you,?

    why do they add "do" if we can say directly '' I love you" ??


    thank you all

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    #2

    Re: I do love you OR I love you

    It adds emphasis.

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    #3

    Re: I do love you OR I love you

    that means I do love you stronger than I Love you,

    please, can you clarify more please, ?

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    #4

    Re: I do love you OR I love you

    "I do love you" has an added emphasis.

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    Re: I do love you OR I love you

    Quote Originally Posted by M!do View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I see and hear a lot of people say sometimes

    I do love you,?

    why do they add "do" if we can say directly '' I love you" ??


    thank you all

    !!!!! NOT A TEACHER !!!!!


    Mido,


    In English, if you wish to emphasize a point because maybe

    someone does not believe you, you use the verb "to do."

    Tom: I love you.

    Martha: I do not believe you.

    Tom: Believe me, darling. I do love you. I am not lying.

    *****

    Mona: My father speaks 10 languages.

    George: No way!

    Mona: I am not lying!!! He does speak 10 languages.

    *****

    Tony: The president called me last night.

    Susan: Liar!!! The president would never call you.

    Tony: The president did call me. Of course, I am referring to

    the president of our swimming club. Not the president of our

    country.

    Susan: Very funny!!!


    NOTE: If the verb is "to be," do NOT use "do" for emphasis.

    Just say the word loudly:

    Herbert: I am the smartest boy in my family.

    Jane: I do not believe you.

    Herbert: I AM the smartest boy in my family. Believe me.

    *****


    Joyce: There were 500 people at my birthday party.

    John: No way!!! You do not have 500 friends.

    Joyce: I am not lying!!! There WERE 500 people there.


    THANK YOU & HAVE A NICE DAY

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    #6

    Re: I do love you OR I love you

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    NOTE: If the verb is "to be," do NOT use "do" for emphasis.

    Just say the word loudly:

    Herbert: I am the smartest boy in my family.

    Jane: I do not believe you.

    Herbert: I AM the smartest boy in my family. Believe me.
    I think there are people who do not recognize this rule.

    Here's a link to a site that speaks against it. And here is an excerpt from Shaw's Pygmalion:

    HIGGINS. Very well, then, what on earth is all this fuss about? The girl doesnt belong to anybody—is no use to anybody but me. [He goes to Mrs. Pearce and begins coaxing]. You can adopt her, Mrs. Pearce: I'm sure a daughter would be a great amusement to you. Now dont make any more fuss. Take her downstairs; and—
    MRS. PEARCE. But whats to become of her? Is she to be paid anything? Do be sensible, sir.

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    #7

    Re: I do love you OR I love you

    You can say "do be'' like that because it is a command (imperative). You would not say "I do am" or "He does is."

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    #8

    Re: I do love you OR I love you

    The "do" in "I do love you" not only adds emphasis, but also acts to rebuttal.

    A partners may have said,...

    X: "You don't love me."

    O: "Yes, I do love you!"

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    #9

    Re: I do love you OR I love you

    The primary auxiliary BE is used with DO only for:
    1. The negative imperative: 'Don't be silly'.
    2. The emphatic imperative, affirmative and negative:
    'Be careful' - 'Do be careful' - 'Do be careful'.
    'Don't be silly' - 'Don't be silly'

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    #10

    Re: I do love you OR I love you

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    !!!!! NOT A TEACHER !!!!!


    Mido,


    In English, if you wish to emphasize a point because maybe

    someone does not believe you, you use the verb "to do."

    Tom: I love you.

    Martha: I do not believe you.

    Tom: Believe me, darling. I do love you. I am not lying.

    *****

    Mona: My father speaks 10 languages.

    George: No way!

    Mona: I am not lying!!! He does speak 10 languages.

    *****

    Tony: The president called me last night.

    Susan: Liar!!! The president would never call you.

    Tony: The president did call me. Of course, I am referring to

    the president of our swimming club. Not the president of our

    country.

    Susan: Very funny!!!


    NOTE: If the verb is "to be," do NOT use "do" for emphasis.

    Just say the word loudly:

    Herbert: I am the smartest boy in my family.

    Jane: I do not believe you.

    Herbert: I AM the smartest boy in my family. Believe me.

    *****


    Joyce: There were 500 people at my birthday party.

    John: No way!!! You do not have 500 friends.

    Joyce: I am not lying!!! There WERE 500 people there.


    THANK YOU & HAVE A NICE DAY

    Wow, really, i appreciate that,

    thank you so much,

    it's all clear right now,

    but i have a question about the emphasis in "to be" verbs,

    Should I capitalize the letters if I wanted to emphasis ?? "WERE, ARE, IS . . etc

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