499 – Using DO and BE For Emphasis

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Hey guys it’s Michael here and I just got back from a fun vacation in Japan. Well it was fun until I picked up a stomach virus. Boy, did that ruin my trip. Here’s a travel tip for you guys. Don’t forget to bring some basic medicine from home because you may not be able to find what you need while you’re away. Well, am I glad to be home. Ok, let’s get cooking with today’s lesson.

When I talked about getting a stomach virus I said, boy did that ruin my trip. And then I said, Well, am I glad to be home. Both of these sentences are examples of how we can use do and the be verb for emphasis, and that’s the point of today’s English lesson. Are you ready? Let’s check it out.

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details:

  • Boy, did that ruin my trip.
  • Well, am I glad to be home.
  • Wow! You do like pizza. You ate five slices!
  • Oh, don’t worry. Jane does like you. She told me so yesterday.
  • I’m sorry, but I do need to go home now. It’s late.
  • I saw Jack yesterday for the first time in a long time. Wow! Did he gain weight!
  • I just came back from the amusement park. Boy! Did I have fun!
  • I found an old piece of cheese in the back of the refrigerator. My goodness! Did it smell bad!
  • Jack came to the office late today. Boy! Was the boss angry!
  • It was a 14 hour flight from New York to Tokyo. Wow! Was I tired!
  • We told the kids we were going to take them to Disney World. My goodness! Were they excited!

If you know anyone who might be interested in this English language point, why not help them out! Just share this lesson with them. Thanks for studying today!


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