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Convert to sentence form and you get something clearer. You did ((go on vacation) or (stay at home)). You did ((go on vacation) or (stayed at home)). (You did go on vacation) or (you did stay at home). #2 doesn't work. "You did stayed at home" is obviously wrong. See The Grammarist's entry on conjunctions; search in the page for "auxiliary." It has ...


It is a common English locution to report someone's words back to them in indirect speech with the rising inflection indicated by the question mark. It indicates some incredulousness: "I can't believe you thought is was that bad." Or an indication that the questioner misunderstood what he heard. The straightforward question with the auxiliary "do" -- ...

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