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  1. vaibhavmaskar
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    Main verb

    Only in combination do these qualities generate drive.

    In Above sentence which is the main verb(do or generate)?

    I can not understand the meaning, can you explain which kind of sentence or its grammar structure?

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    Re: Main verb

    Quote Originally Posted by rajan View Post
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    Here "do" (used for emphasis) is an auxiliary verb. Sometimes it is used with infinitive (here - generate) without "to" to give emphasis. Second it will be better to write like this by placing "do" before "generate". Only in combination these qualities do generate drive.

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    Rajan
    I disagree. The original sentence is correct. "Only in combination these qualities do generate drive" is not correct.

  3. vaibhavmaskar
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    Re: Main verb

    "Do" is used for emphasis,Is this right?

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    Re: Main verb

    Quote Originally Posted by vaibhavmaskar View Post
    "Do" is used for emphasis,Is this right?
    Usually, but in some constructions, "do" is a necessary auxiliary verb. In the original sentence it is needed.

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