Stephen takes Ashlie out for lunch at their friend Tristan’s café. They enjoy themselves, but don’t manage to eat!

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Hello Hashmi,

This phrase has two basic parts: 'to go home' and 'sick'. What it means is that the cook was at work, but has gone home due to feeling sick. As you know, 'homesick' has a completely different meaning!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kirk,Thank you for your useful explanation.I got it.

I feel Tristan speaks very fast. I couldn't exactly catch each word he says, but when I looked at the transcript, there's not any new word for me. So I think I need to practise my listening skills through this great programme more times so as to make great progress. Thanks for this wonderful program you created, The LearnEnglish Team. Really great work!

it`s very very useful to adapt in the EL classes

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Hi, The LearnEnglish Team!

I'm interested in sentence "You guys really did do a good job." (One more: "I DID DO MY HOMEWORK. I just didn't bring it...")
What does "did do" mean?
Where we have or may use "did do"?
Are the phrases "did do" and "did" are interchangeable?

Thank you!

Hello nopainnogain,

Usually in English we use the auxiliary (helper) verb 'do' to form questions and negatives in simple verb forms. However, we can also use it in affirmative sentences to add emphasis, especially when we are contradicting a statement or repeating something which has been questioned:

I went to America last year. [normal past simple]

No, I don't believe you!

Honestly - I really did go there! [strongly emphasised past simple]

'Did do' in the example you quote is an emphatic form of 'did', just as 'did go' is an emphatic form of 'went'.

I hope that answers your question.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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