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Dear Ted:

In your example "Only after successfully surviving being put through their paces, do men get
chosen to join the Navy SEALS," you use "do" before "men."

My questions are these:

When do you use the auxiliary "do" before the subject in affirmative sentences?

Also, would you please give me some other examples similar to the one above?

Many, many thanks for your kind help.

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:

In your example "Only after successfully surviving being put through their paces, do men get
chosen to join the Navy SEALS," you use "do" before "men."

My questions are these:

When do you use the auxiliary "do" before the subject in affirmative sentences?

*** The most frequent use of "do" as a helping verb is for emphasis.

Also, would you please give me some other examples similar to the one above?

EXAMPLES:

I DO believe that the threat of terrorism is growing.  

Most large companies are led by men; occasionally, however, a few women DO rise to the top.

A:  I believe his story.
B:  He is known to be a liar.
A:  Nevertheless, I DO believe his story.

Ted

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