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    #1

    I really do/I really am.

    Hi,

    1- I think I am dying. I really do.
    2- I think I am dying. I really am.

    Which one is OK - do or am? I think both are OK but cannot make sure of it.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: I really do/I really am.

    It depends on whether you want to stress that you think that you are dying, or that you are dying.
    The natural choice would be 1.

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    #3

    Re: I really do/I really am.

    Try extending the second sentences to make them clearer:

    I think I'm dying. I really do think I'm dying.
    I think I'm dying. I really ​am dying.
    I am not a teacher.

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