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    if I did do it

    A. "We matched you DNA. You're cooked."

    B. "If I did do it, she would have been lying there......"

    Why would the speaker used "did do" not just "did" or " had done" in the if-clause?

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    Re: if I did do it

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    A. "We matched you DNA. You're cooked."

    B. "If I did do it, she would have been lying there......"

    Why would the speaker used "did do" not just "did" or " had done" in the if-clause?
    The speaker is doing this for stress. In this case, he/she is stressing the "if".
    Last edited by charliedeut; 21-Apr-2011 at 11:01.

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