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Sie wollte schon immer einen Hund haben

RexV

I have just seen this sentence which means “She always wanted a dog”.

Is it really necessary to add “schon” here or does it add extra emphasis on the words “always wanted”?
 

sfpugh

I think schon may be a modal particle her in which case it would be an intensifier.

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