Do, Does, Did for emphasis.
When we want to emphasise a point or fact, the application of the above usage will be very useful. They are usually used in this way when a statement is contradicted. For example, when someone argues with you and says that you didn’t do something, you can defend your side by the way as explained below.
- A : You didn’t deliver the message to him I gave you, did you?
- B: No, I did deliver the message to him.
Differentiating examples are given below for more clarity.
- She loves flowers.
- She does love flowers.( emphasised)
- She loved flowers
- She did love flowers.(emphasised)
- He has a collection of antiques.
- He does have a collection of antiques.(emphasised)
- A: The manager tells me you did not do the work.
- B: I did do the work. I’m afraid he has not seen it.
- A: He did not go to the office.
- B: No, I saw him in the office. He did come to the office.
- A: They do not like my children.
- B: No, they do like your children. They have given a packet of toffee for your children.