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"who wants it?"

is it correct to say "who does want it?"
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Hi,

The normal thing is to simply say 'Who wants it?'

You asked if 'Who does want it' is correct, and I said that it is, but only in special situations,

Here's my example again.

eg

Who doesn't want it? Please put your hands up.

OK, now who does want it? Put your hands up.

The auxiliary verb 'does' is needed with the negative form, ie with the use of 'not'.

The auxiliary verb ' does' is not normally used with the positive form, but it can be used to show an emphatic contrast with the negative form.

Here's another example.

Mary: He doesn't want it!

Tom: You're crazy. He does want it, he does, he does!

But like I said, the normal form is simply 'He wants it'.

Any more questions about this?

Clive
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Picnicwould you please give me more exapmles for who does want it
I think someone in this group wants a piece of this delicious chocolate cake, so I ask, starting with Jerry.

-- Jerry, do you want it?
-- No.
-- Gary, do you want it?
-- No.
-- Susan, do you want it?
-- No.
-- George, do you want it?
-- No.
-- Sally, do you want it?
-- No.
-- Laura, do you want it?
-- No.
-- Penelope, do you want it?
-- No.
-- Steve, do you want it?
-- No.
-- Fran, do you want it?
-- No.
-- Janine, do you want it?
-- No.
-- Oscar, do you want it?
-- No.

Well, for heaven's sake! Who DOES want it?

CJ
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Hi,

Yes, but only in special contexts.

eg

Who doesn't want it? Please put your hands up.

OK, now who does want it? Put your hands up.

Clive
hmmm its not clear enough....i dont understand.

what are the difernece between them?
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would you please give me more exapmles for who does want it
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