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Default Re: Did you know . . . ?

Sue, firstly thanks a million for taking the time to explain that so well.

Secondly, you've just chosen my next book for me. Sounds like 'The English Verb' will be on my list for Santa this year :-)

Therefore, as I've understood it, we use Did rather than Do to save the person we're speaking to any possible embarrassment from not knowing something they should and to be less direct than we'd feel comfortable with.

Thanks again!
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