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    I did ask him (audio)

    Would you be so kind to tell me whether he really said 'I did asked him' on 1:50 of this video, or, which is more likely, there is something wrong with my ears?

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    Re: I did ask him (audio)

    You heard correctly.

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    Re: I did ask him (audio)

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    You heard correctly.
    Thank you 5jj!

    Is this acceptable to say so or why would a native speaker do so if it is not?

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    Re: I did ask him (audio)

    It's not acceptable, but it is understandable, particularly when you are talking quickly. He meant to say either "I did ask him", or "I asked him", and it came out as a bit of both. That's what's called "tripping over your tongue", and I've certainly done it lots of times: more and more as I get older!
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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