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Difference between “does have” and “has” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “did shoot” vs “shot” 'Did see' and 'Saw' “I understand you” vs “I do understand you” What is the difference in meaning between “I play” and “I do ...
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“I did want to” versus “I wanted to” [duplicate]

When is it correct to use the form "I did want to ..." versus "I wanted to..." (substitute other verb for "want"). I often find myself changing from the former to the latter when I edit early drafts, ...
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Can “did” be used in affirmative sentences? [duplicate]

Duplicate: “did shoot” vs “shot” When do you use “Did + 1st form” instead of “2nd form”? Use of “do” in affirmative statements I know that did is used when asking or when using a negative ...
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Does using “did” to form the past tense make a difference? [duplicate]

The two sentences here both indicate that, at some point in the past, I performed some work: I did work I worked What is the difference between these two sentences? Does constructing one with did ...
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What does “I do believe” mean? [duplicate]

Sentences like "I do believe" or "I do love you" are common. But I was wondering what do they mean? I've never seen structures like this in grammar. In fact I don't understand what is the diference ...
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When do you use “Did + 1st form” instead of “2nd form” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “did shoot” vs “shot” I often notice such sentences as: "EEG did show tumors"(from this week House M.D.) Why not "EEG showed tumors"? Is that form used ...
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“Need” and “do need” [duplicate]

Is “need” different from “do need” in this sentence? However, you do need to create an action and associate it with the button, so that your app knows what to do when the button is pushed!
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What's the difference between “I did eat” and “I ate”? [duplicate]

In short, what is the difference between the following sentences? I did eat my lunch an hour ago. I ate my lunch an hour ago. They both are past tense. Honestly, I'm confused between them.
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Lyrics of Maroon 5's “payphone” [duplicate]

This sounds wrong to me: If happy ever after did exist I would still be holding you like this It may be perfect grammar for all I know, and songs have "poetic license", yet... Is "did ...
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What's the correct one: “one did show up” or “one showed up”? [duplicate]

Is there any difference between these two sentences? Is one of them wrong? Even if a ship did show up Even if a ship showed up
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Why is usage of auxiliary verb correct? [duplicate]

I found some text, which has weird (for me) usage of auxiliary verb - do: Although C# doesn't strictly speaking have a pre-processor, it does have conditional compilation symbols which can be used ...
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Why do some people put an extra “DO” in a sentence? [duplicate]

I've seen many people put an extra "DO" in a sentence. I know it's for emphasis, but is there an official name for it? For example: "I like her" is perfectly correct, yet "I DO like her" is also ...
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“Which browsers do support this?” or “Which browsers support this?” [duplicate]

What is the correct syntax: "Which browsers do support this?" "Which browsers support this?"
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Using does verb [duplicate]

What is the difference between: "It does finish successfully" versus "It finishes successfully" What is the difference and what's commonly used.
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