Do/does Hi all, I would like to learn when and why you native english use the "do/does" auxiliary in affirmative sentences.

Es: I believe in you/ I do believe in you

I have the same doubt in the use of "did" in affirmative sentences. Can I say: I did win the lottery or I won the lottery ?

Thank you

Oct 29, 2018 10:07 PM
Answers · 3
Hi, Giulio. It’s used to emphasize a “yes” that contradicts a previous “no” (stated or implied): A: What do you like to eat? B: I like liver. A: No way! You can’t like liver! B: I *do* like liver. In other languages, including Italian, you would probably use the word for “yes”: Il fegato si mi piace.
October 29, 2018
Still haven’t found your answers?
Write down your questions and let the native speakers help you!
Language Skills
English, Italian, Spanish
Learning Language
English, Spanish