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    I do say

    Good evening,
    I would ask you something about the verb "do".
    Why is it used do in affermative phrases before other verbs?
    Thanks
    Luigi

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    #2

    Re: I do say

    English teacher

    You can use "do" in affirmative clauses for emphasis.
    My mother thinks I don't like studying history, but I DO like it; the truth is that I don't like my history teacher.
    Mrs Maylie thinks her husband doesn't love her any more, but he DOES (no "s") love her.
    DO come in. (instead of "Come in"); DO have a good cup of tea. (instead of "Have a cup of tea")

    You can use "did" in the same way.
    My mother thought I didn't like studying history when I was a child, but I DID like (not "liked") it.
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    #3

    Re: I do say

    What do you mean wuth ".........but he DOES (no "s") love her"?

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    #4

    Re: I do say

    I mean that you have to use the infinitive without "to": "love", not "loves", as you do in the interrogative form:
    "Does he love her?"
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    #5

    Re: I do say

    Quote Originally Posted by scrooge1974 View Post
    What do you mean wuth ".........but he DOES (no "s") love her"?
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    Scrooge,


    May I most respectfully remind you that after do/does/did you always (No exceptions) use the

    base form of the verb (the form that you look for when using a dictionary).

    Tom: Mona speaks 10 languages.

    Joe: No way!

    Tom: Believe me. She does speak 10 languages.

    ***

    Mona: I'm so happy.

    Ralph: Why?

    Mona: The president called me last night.

    Ralph: Stop joking.

    Mona: Believe me. The president did call me last night.

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    Re: I do say

    ok, I understand what you are explaing me. I misunderstood with the clause: Mrs Maylie thinks her husband doesn't love her any more, but he DOES (no "s") love her. where (no "s") is referred to love and not to "does".
    Thank you for you explanation
    Luigi

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