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What is the function of did in this paragraph?

I did get quite a few letters from all over the country..

I tried to search on google about this but I haven't found something useful.

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  • Please show you effort first, such as a grammar tutorial.
    – WXJ96163
    Mar 17 '20 at 22:57
  • Do can be used to emphasise another verb. In your sentence, it implies that the speaker was a little surprised to have received so many letters. Sometimes it can indicate a contradiction. "Why didn't you remind me about X?" "I did tell you, but you weren't listening." Mar 18 '20 at 10:03

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