I did commented on your post.

Is this a correct sentence? As you know that we often make emphatic sentences by using "did"but when we make them we use 1st form but here 2nd form is used. I am just confused.

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    You have to use the bare infinitive comment after the emphatic do which is used as an auxiliary verb.
    – user24743
    Jan 9 '16 at 6:59
  • You mean to say, this sentence is incorrect? Jan 9 '16 at 7:01
  • 1
    Typical mistake or typo.
    – user24743
    Jan 9 '16 at 7:02
  • 3
    Possible duplicate of Emphatic do-form with do as main verb
    – user24743
    Jan 9 '16 at 7:03
  • 2
    Another related question, “Did have” versus “had”. Read the answers in this link.
    – user24743
    Jan 9 '16 at 7:18

I did commented on your post.

The sentence is erroneous. You should write:

I did comment on your post.

The emphatic auxiliary do already expresses the past tense: did. The verb connected to do should be in the bare infinitive form, as Rathony has said.

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P.S. One possible source of confusion for the learner is that we can use commented after the auxiliary have:

I have commented on your post.

This sentence is in the Present Perfect tense, and here the use of commented is correct.

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