Do for Emphasis
Do / Does / Did for Emphasis
When we want to emphasis a statement we can use do, does, and did with stress to add meaning.
For negative sentences, extra stress is added to don't, doesn't and didn't to emphasis.
(Q) Do you have a car?
(A) I do have a car.
(N) I don’t have a car.
(Q) Do they serve bagels?
(A) They do serve bagels.
(N) They don’t serve bagels.
(Q) Does he work here?
(A) He does work here.
(N) He doesn’t work here.
(Q) Does it cost a lot to live there?
(A) It does cost a lot.
(N) It doesn’t cost a lot.
(Q) Did he come to work today?
(A) He did come to work today.
(N) He didn’t come to work today.
(Q) Did they find an apartment?
(A) They did find an apartment.
(N) They didn’t find one.
- I hate math. I do like science though.
- He does not have much money. He does have a nice house though.
- I got sick on vacation. We did have a good time though.