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    The usage of "do" as a confirmation.

    I am going to apologize in advance for the current post in case that this subject has been already submitted to debate, but the only thread about "do-does" I could find on this forum was closed.

    Now, regarding "do" as a confirmation expression (Example: "I do not have any assets, but I do have money"), would it be correct to say: "We do are going to get one of those"?

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    #2

    Re: The usage of "do" as a confirmation.

    It would be correct if you omit the "do."

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    Re: The usage of "do" as a confirmation.

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    It would be correct if you omit the "do."
    Ok, makes sense, but maybe with the next example I would be able to convey more clearly what I am triying to say: "We are not getting any pens, but we do are getting pencils". What do you think of that one?

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    Re: The usage of "do" as a confirmation.

    not a teacher

    I agree with riquecohen.
    If you wish to use "do" in this context, you could say, "We do intend to get one of those".

    Looks like we posted almost simultaneously.

    "We are not getting any pens, but we do are getting pencils".
    Your second example has the same problem in that it is correct only when we remove "do".
    You could say: "We are not getting any pens, but we do expect to get pencils".
    Last edited by JMurray; 07-Aug-2014 at 02:13.

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    Re: The usage of "do" as a confirmation.

    Quote Originally Posted by FernandoSierra89 View Post
    Ok, makes sense, but maybe with the next example I would be able to convey more clearly what I am triying to say: "We are not getting any pens, but we do are getting pencils". What do you think of that one?
    The answer is the same as post #2.

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    Re: The usage of "do" as a confirmation.

    We do not use "do are".

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    Re: The usage of "do" as a confirmation.

    Ok, perfect. Thanks for your help guys. I appreciate it.

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    Re: The usage of "do" as a confirmation.

    There is no need to write a new post just to say "Thank you". It makes us think there is new information or a follow-up question and we spend time opening the thread. Simply click on the "Thank" button at the bottom left-hand corner of any post you find helpful.

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