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    #1

    Do please forgive this tardy reply.

    what "do" mean in here? Is that used to emphasize the main verb in a sentence?
    like in "Do be careful"?

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    #2

    Re: Do please forgive this tardy reply.

    Quote Originally Posted by laurinha88 View Post
    what "do" mean in here? Is that used to emphasize the main verb in a sentence?
    like in "Do be careful"?
    Yes.

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    Re: Do please forgive this tardy reply.

    NOT A TEACHER.

    I'm not sure that's good English. I'd prefer "Please do forgive me for this tardy reply."

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    #4

    Re: Do please forgive this tardy reply.

    I hear "Do please..." frequently.

    Do please make yourself at home.
    Do please help yourself to drinks from the bar.

    I guess maybe there should be commas around the word "please".

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