What's the difference between "He does do it" and "He does it"?


I have ever seen a native English wrote: We do receive your doccument.


So I think, {We do receive} is acceptable, then I feel that {He does wear a blue raincoat} is also acceptable, but today, I check a textbook, its author only mention {He wears a blue raincoat} and ignore {He does wear a blue raincoat}, so I want someone could help me clarify this grammar point

thank you in advance

asked Jun 11 '13 at 12:08 Yu Xiaowei New member

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Usually adding does/do before the verb adds emphasis or clarification. 


For example:


- Ana like green dresses.

- She does like green dresses. She wears one every other day!


- Do you want any wine?

- I do want wine. Thank you!


- Julie talks a lot. 

- Yes, she does chatter quite a bit.


In these examples, do/does is used to emphasize the verb.

link answered Jun 11 '13 at 14:03 Kimberly Expert

Why 'Ana like'? What is the difference between 'Ana like' and 'Ana likes'? Which is correct?

Justyna MatwiejczykJun 11 '13 at 16:23

Justyna, You are of course right, that's a simple typing mistake. It should say, 'Ana likes green dresses.' :o)

NadineOct 18 '16 at 13:32

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