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Murder Mystery Scene 1

Stephen and Ashlie go away for a Murder Mystery Weekend and find the first victims.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


Donne. Easy...

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Hello dear team!. As usual I love all your effort and work, I really appreciate it... And now, could you help me, please?
"Well, he did look dead. Look! Another clue!" by Ashlie (the last sentence)
Why did Ashlie say it like that? I mean, souldn't we say "he looked dead" what is the meaning of "did" within this sentence, is it working like a verb or auxiliary?

Hello Joel-0505

Thanks for letting us know!

The auxiliary verb 'do' can be used in the present simple ('do' or 'does') and the past simple ('did', as in this case) to give emphasis to the verb it goes with (in this case, 'look'). It doesn't mean anything different from 'he looked', it's just a way of emphasising. Ashlie could have also said 'Well, he certainly looked dead' and that would have meant the same thing.

You can read a little more about this in the Cambridge Dictionary (go down to the Emphatic forms section) if you'd like to see other examples.

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It was so much fun!! I really enjoyed!!

I really enjoyed it!!!

I really enjoyed it the video and of course the plot.

Hi I've been looking for the meaning of "come away" but anyone of them satisfy me, could you please explain to me the meaning??

Hi Ivanhzo,

We use 'come away' (or 'go away') to talk about short holidays or breaks. We would say 'come away' when we are speaking from the location; we would say 'go away' before we leave or after we return. For example:

I came away to the seaside to relax, not to take phone calls from work!

We went away to the mountains for a few days last month. It was wonderful!


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