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"Let us do start" Right or wrong

"Let us do start" Is this sentence has any error? This is a message send by my English teacher in a group. I asked from the teacher that it is true or not. The teacher answered me that it ...
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Two questions about the 4th verse of "The Star-Spangled Banner"

4th verse of "The Star-Spangled Banner": O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand Between their loved home and the war’s desolation. Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heav’n rescued ...
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Why "which train goes to" not which train does go to

One day, I was teaching this kid English. We were talking about using "which" in different sentences. Then It came to using which with Inanimate objects and while we were discussing about it, he ...
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"What went wrong?" Vs. "What did go wrong?"

I came across the phrase "What went wrong?" and I doubt if it has a correct form "What did go wrong?" or it would be already not idiomatic in this way. Is it idiomatic to use "What did go wrong?"?
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On June 18th, I did experience my first earthquake

Is it grammatically correct to use "did" like this? On June 18th, I did experience my first earthquake in Japan. I'm an ALT in Japan and on our exam for our students they had to write the ...
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Pronoun + do + main verb question

The sentence: Pupils who play sports forget to have a good time during the years they do play because they’re so focused on winning. Questions: How should I understand the meaning of "do" after "...
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"I did edit my question" or "I edited my question"?

If I wrote a question and someone said please edit your question, then I did it and wanted to notice him in comment, which one of these sentences is true for that: I did edit my question I edited my ...
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opposite of don't do - do do?

Is the following sentence grammatically correct? I do do shopping on weekends. The negative of this statement would have been: I don't do shopping on weekdays. But a friend of mine said ...
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What is the difference beetween "You decided" and "You did decide"

I know that "You decided" is simple past, but I've never ever seen this kind of construction until I listened it in a song (You did decide): Pronoun + Simple Past(Past assistant did) + simple ...
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Please help me to give me sentence structure(grammar) detail

Please help me to give me sentence structure detail as following Nothing I did would ever satisfy my father.** Like "did" <-- is it emphasizing word , it like I "do" have a problem isn'...
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Who knocks at the door? Who does knock at the door? [duplicate]

Who knocks at the door? Who does knock at the door? I am confused here. Usually, first sentence is acceptable. But I did not read about the 2nd one. Is it correct? Is it an emphatic sentence of ...
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