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    #1

    did + V

    Which of the following sentences is acceptable?

    1. They said they really saw a UFO.

    2. They said they did see a UFO.

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    #2

    Re: did + V

    Both are fine.

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    #3

    Re: did + V

    Hi,

    Both mean basically the same, IMO, as the answer to a question made in disbelief.

    charliedeut
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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