I do love you.


I really love you.

What is the difference between them?

In emphatic sentences ,we use "do"or "does"in present indefinite tense. So, why we say, I really love you.

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In such context, 'do' is used to support the counter statement.

For example -

I do love fish, but I don't have aquarium at home.

Said that, if you want to use this with 'love', you may say...

I do love you, but your behavior bothers me.

really emphasizes the statement. And thus, both the sentences don't exactly mean the same.

Note that as Ramit says in the answer, do can be used in response to the question Do you love me? ~ Yes, I do OR Do you really love me? ~ Yes, I really do.


In my opinion, 'I do love you' should be a reply to a question.

q. Do you love me ? OR I wonder if you really love me or not ? a. I do love you. Here, using do makes sense.

'I really love you' has to be a follow-up sentence. 'really' doesn't fit. example. I love you, I really do.

'loving you' is like 'eating apples' The correct way of telling would be : I eat apples ('everyday' or 'once a week'). I love you. I think about you (every single day).

'do' or 'really' should not be used unless it's the answer to a question or a part of a bigger conversation.

example. I do love you, but I'd rather watch TV than accompany you to your friend's wedding.

I can't say much about grammar here but this is how the sentences are used.

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