How to Use Did to Show Certainty in a Sentence 

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‘Did’ is used to show the certainty of the description in the past tense.

We use ‘did’ with the subject of any person of a singular and plural number.

Construction of a sentence using ‘did’

The structure of this sentence is as follows:

  • Subject + did + base form of main verb + other words + full stop (.)

Examples with ‘did’ to show certainty:

Let’s see how to use ‘did’ in the sentences to show certainty with some examples.

Here are some examples. The formation is as above.

Have a look-

  1. We did admit that she was wrong.
  2. I did observe its growth daily.
  3. They did come on the occasion of their wedding anniversary.
  4. She did go to her hometown every year.
  5. Chetan did agree to pay workers their proper remuneration.
  6. She did write about natural calamities.
  7. Saumya did read a book in a library.
  8. He did wash the plates before use.
  9. She did accept that she was wrong.
  10. Goli did join us for some time.
  11. Prachi did speak on this topic with her mother.
  12. She did use ‘did’ to emphasize the action in a sentence.
  13. She did perform a one-act play on stage.
  14. Sameer did ask questions about designing a building.
  15. Parth did send me a message.
  16. She did follow her on Facebook.
  17. He did sing songs at the annual function of the school.
  18. She did change the book cover frequently.
  19. Anjali did close the windows at night.
  20. I did love my computer.
  21. We did know how to tackle that situation.
  22. Parents did take care of their kids.
  23. Students did clean the school playground.
  24. Teachers did guide students to solve the examples of mathematics.
  25. We did arrange the program for social service.
  26. You did simplify what you had to say.
  27. They did play every Sunday.
  28. We did play the piano.
  29. They did go once again to get the bag.
  30. I did replace the old machine with the new one.

Related Lessons-

  1. use of does certainty of description
  2. Use of did as the main verb
  3.             in negative sentences
  4. Use of did in the certainty of description
  5.                        in questions

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