Do and Did
Do and Did :
The Present Indefinite in the Active Voice can also be formed by the verb DO and the Past by DID.
Present Tense : Singular
1st Person : I do see.
2nd Person : Thou dost see.
3rd Person : He does see.
Present Tense : Plural
1st Person : We do see.
2nd Person : Ye or you do see.
3rd Person : They do see.
Past Tense : Singular
1st Person : I did see.
2nd Person : Thou didst see.
3rd Person : He did see.
Past Tense : Plural
1st Person : We did see.
2nd Person : Ye or you did see.
3rd Person : They did see.
This form is used for three different purposes.
(a) For the sake of emphasis :
1. I do see.
2. I did see.
(b) For the sake of bringing in the word not : I do not see. I did not see. (I see not… and I saw not…. are poetic or archaic).
(c) For the sake of asking a question :
1. Does he see?
2. Why did he see?
3. Did he not see?
Whenever DO or DID is used for asking a question, the Noun or Pronoun used as Subject to the Verb is placed after the DO or DID and not before it. (Question)
1. Do I see?
2. Did he not see?
But whenever DO or DID is used for the sake of emphasis or with NOT, the Noun or Pronoun stands before the Verb and NOT after it.
1. I do not see. (Negative)
2. I do see. (Emphasis)
Example Sentences with the Voice, Mood, Tense, Number and Person of Finite Verb :
1. Come and tell me what you have heard.
2. If I should be at home when you come this way I shall be pleased to see you.
3. He came to my house at four o'clock in the afternoon.
4. You will be killed if that stone falls on your head.
5. Why were these books brought to me?
6. My father will not return for some time.
7. If he should return tomorrow, I shall be much surprised.
8. Will you come to see me soon?
9. He told them to call for him at four o'clock.
10. Put the books away and shut the door of the room.
11. If you had not helped me then, I would not have reached this position.
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Subject of The Verb
Forms of The Object and Transitive Verb
Position of The Object and Transitive Verb
Noun as The Object of The Transitive Verb
Pronoun as The Object of The Transitive Verb
Infinitive as The Object of The Transitive Verb
Gerund as The Object of The Transitive Verb
Phrase as The Object of The Transitive Verb
Clause as The Object of The Transitive Verb
Relative Pronoun and Transitive Verb
Interrogative Pronoun and Transitive Verb
Double Objects and Transitive Verbs
Direct Objects and Transitive Verbs
Indirect Objects and Transitive Verbs
Transitive Verbs of Incomplete Predication
Forms of Complement
Omission of The Relative as Object
Transitive Verbs used Intransitively
Intransitive Verbs of Incomplete Predication
Intransitive Verbs of Complete Predication
Cognate or Kindred
Intransitive Verbs in A Causal Sense
Object to Active Verb
Subject to Passive Verb
Agent of The Verb
Retained Object of The Verb in Active Voice
The Direct Object of the Active Verb
The Indirect Object of the Active Verb
The Infinitive Mood of Verbs
Sixteen Forms of A Verb
Sixteen Forms of A Verb in Active Voice
Sixteen Forms of A Verb in Passive Voice
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