Yuki
How can I emphsize this sentence. There are a lot of colloquial words in this novel. Can I say: There do be a lot of colloquial words in this novel.
Nov 5, 2019 9:57 AM
Answers · 2
Not in standard English, no. "Do be" is not a valid construction in standard English. Use "are."
November 6, 2019
You can not say "There do be a lot of colloquial words in this novel." To emphasize the sentence, you could add "really." "There really are a lot of colloquial words in this novel." Adding "really" here both makes your statement sound like a confirmation and emphasizes it at the sam etime.
November 5, 2019
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese
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English