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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 ...