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    "do" with verb

    Hi! I met the phrase "Yes, I do remember it" in a book. Why it is not "Yes, I remember it"? How "do" word changes the phrase?
    Also I met "And it did have roses". It is a hotel. How word "did" changes the phrase? Why it is not "And it had roses", without "did"?

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    Re: "do" with verb

    Hello.

    Welcome to the forum!

    As far as I know "do" in such sentences emphasizes an action.
    I do love you - I really love you.
    I do remember that accident - I clearly remember that accident.

    Note that I'm not a teacher not a native speaker, but I'm sure what I'm talking about.

    Boris.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: "do" with verb

    Boris is correct, it adds emphasis.

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    Thumbs up Re: "do" with verb

    Hi - that is exactly right. It is never compulsory to use "DO" or "DID" in this way, but you can choose to add it in order to stress the verb that follows:-

    "Do you want to go to the cinema tonight?"
    "Yes, I DO want to go, but I promised to stay at home and help my sister with her homework!"

    Of course you can just say "Yes, I want to go" and it's OK; but here you use the extra "DO" to emphasize, or stress, the verb "want" which follows it.

    Good luck with your English!
    SuzyR

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