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  1. nininaz's Avatar
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    #1

    Exclamation Do have ... (what is the meaning?)

    Why adding 'do' to 'have' in the bold context ? Is it necessary? And when do we use the following syntax?
    what do this rule call in English grammar?
    Because there is more oxygen in the air than in the water, the buffalo expends less
    energy to get the oxygen it needs. Fish do have one advantage over
    land animals though. Land animals have to produce special liquids to keep their breathing membranes moist.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Do have ... (what is the meaning?)

    Not a teacher nro a native speaker.

    We use it to emphasize something.

    I do love you = I love you so much.
    I do want to buy this bike = I can't imagine my life without this bike!

    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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    #3

    Re: Do have ... (what is the meaning?)

    The word do is being used for emphasis. It is drawing attention to the fact that there is a contrast between what is being said in the first sentence, describing the buffalo, and the second sentence, describing the fish.

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