[General] He did go to school

cloa

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"He did go to school"- basically combine a past tense verb and present tense verb for an overall past tense. I was just wondering and searching for similar examples.
 

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Cloa, I have changed your thread title. Titles should include some/all of the words/phrases you are querying.
 

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This might be used after someone said that he didn't go to school as a way of contradicting them. It is past tense, but it is used for emphasis in cases like contradiction.
 
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