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Hi there,

What's the difference between these sentences

I do accept credit card ...

and

I accept credit card ...
 

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The meanings are the same. The do adds emphasis like you would use when answering a question.

"Do you accept credit cards?"

possible answers:

"Yes, I do."
"Yes, I accept credit cards."
"Yes, I do accept credit cards."
 
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Let us assume that I accept credit cards and that one day I told you of a problem. You want to solve this problem and suggest:

"Why don't you accept credit cards?"

My answer should be:

"I do accept credit cards."

do= emphasis, as mykwyner said above.
 
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