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Rule "'did' with past tense verb"

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Description: 'did' with past tense verb
Message: The past tense is already inflected in the auxiliary verb "did", so the infinitive (base) form of the verb should be used here.
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/grammar-forms-of-do/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • Did you forgot it?
    Correction suggestion: forget
  • Did you really forgot it?
    Correction suggestion: forget
  • Why did you forgot it?
    Correction suggestion: forget
  • I couldn't find any images in your email, did you forgot to attach them maybe?
    Correction suggestion: forget
  • Did you installed the new app?
    Correction suggestion: install
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: DID_PAST [2]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-04-17 22:33:07 +0200)