Emphatic Forms Definition

Emphatic forms, sometimes called the emphatic tenses or emphatic mood, are made with the auxiliary verb do in the present or past tense + the base form of the verb:

"He doesn't work very hard."

"I don't agree with you- he does work very hard."

In the second sentence , the speaker uses the emphatic form does work as a way of contradicting the first speaker.


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