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    #1

    I do love / I love , what's the difference between them ?

    Hello everybody

    I always read sentences which cofused me and i searched for the answer
    but I didn't find anything

    I love it / I do love it
    I like it / I do like it
    I live there / I do live there
    I have a mobile / I do have a mobile
    she feels it / she does feel it

    what's the difference between them ?
    when should I add do ?
    and when should I remove it ?
    why they add do/does before the verb ?

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    Re: I do love / I love , what's the difference between them ?

    DO simply adds emphasis, either for its own sake: I do love Theresa,

    or to contradict/correct.:

    A: Surely you don't live in Durham?
    B: I do live in Durham.


    I speech, DO is stressed.

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    Re: I do love / I love , what's the difference between them ?

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    DO simply adds emphasis, either for its own sake: I do love Theresa,

    or to contradict/correct.:

    A: Surely you don't live in Durham?
    B: I do live in Durham.

    I speech, DO is stressed.
    Pardon me, but I didn't get it

    can you or anybody else calrify it please ?

    when do we add do before the verb and why ?

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    Re: I do love / I love , what's the difference between them ?

    Do you know the word "emphatic"? Or what it means to "add emphasis"?

    I live here -- This is a simple statement.
    I do live here! -- This is an emphatic statement. Perhaps someone has suggested (or even insisted) that you do not live here. You want to be very clear that you do.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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