English Grammar


Use of DID

I have got a problem with the following sentence : ' We did buy you a case of wine...'. I don't understand the use of DID in this case. Why not : We bought you a case ...

3 comments

  • "do" or "did" is used before a verb in order to insist or emphasize.
    In your example, it seems the wine was actually excellent. So much that they couldn't help but buy not only a bottle but a whole case of it.
    But warning!
    I do say : "do be careful not to drink too much for your head might be spinning"
    JP
  • Jean-Pierre said

    "do" or "did" is used before a verb in order to insist or emphasize. In your example, it seems the wine was actually excellent. So much that they couldn't help but buy not only a bottle but a whole case of it. But warning! I do say : "do be careful not to drink too much for your head might be spinning" JP

      Many thanks Jean-Pierre.
  • You're welcome.

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