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Do(es)/Did/etc in statements

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Do(es)/Did/etc in statements

Postby Annerd » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:21 am

Hello, I would love to know why there are these words put in sentences like 'I did read this book'.
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Re: Do(es)/Did/etc in statements

Postby Alan » Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:18 am

It is emphatic. In this case, the auxiliary (do/did) takes the sentence stress.

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