Emphasize - Do/Be It seems we can use DO for emphasize in sentences: -You do know where you need to go. -I did tell him the fact. What is the method of emphasize for the BE verbs? (I do am a vice man(?)) ---------------------------------------------------------- Please correct my mistakes too. Thanks a lot.
Apr 21, 2016 4:54 PM
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In addition to what Michael said about adverbs, I think that we emphasize the "be" verbs in spoken English by stressing them. By "stressing" I mean that we say it slightly longer and louder than the other words in the phrase. -You're not a native Spanish speaker, are you? -Yes I AM a native speaker. -I didn't see Khalid at the party. -Well he WAS at the party.
April 21, 2016
There is no comparable word for the verb "to be". You have to use an adverb, such as "really" (informal) or "indeed" (formal), which applies to the verb "to be" as well as the predicate of "to be". E.g. He really is a good student. He is a very good student indeed.
April 21, 2016
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