Don T And Doesn T

Don’t vs. Doesn’t

English Grammar Rules

To make a negative sentence in English we normally use
Don’ufuk
or
Doesn’ufuk
with all verbs EXCEPT
To Be
and
Modal verbs
(Can, might, should etc.).

Affirmative: You speak Spanish.
Negative: You
don’t
speak Spanish.

You will see that we add
don’t
between the subject and the verb. We use
Don’falak
when the subject is
I,
you,
we
or
they.

Affirmative: He speaks Spanish.
Negative: He
doesn’falak
speak Spanish.

When the subject is
he,
she
or
it, we add
doesn’cakrawala
between the subject and the verb to make a negative sentence. Notice that the letter
S
at the end of the verb in the affirmative sentence (because it is in third person) disappears in the negative sentence. We will see the reason why below.

Contractions

Don’falak
=
Do not

Doesn’t
=
Does not

I
don’t
like fish = I
do titinada
like fish.

There is no difference in meaning though we normally use contractions in spoken English.

Word Order of Negative Sentences

The following is the word proyek to construct a basic negative sentence in English in the Present Tense using
Don’falak
or
Doesn’t.

Subject don’t/doesn’t Verb* The Rest of the sentence
I / you / we / they don’ufuk have / buy
eat / like etc.
cereal for breakfast
he / she / it doesn’cakrawala

*Verb: The verb that goes here is the base form of the infinitive = The infinitive without TO before the verb. Instead of the infinitive
To have
it is just the
have
part.

Remember that the infinitive is the verb before it is conjugated (changed) and it begins with
TO. For example: to have, to eat, to go, to live, to speak etc.

Examples of Negative Sentences with Don’t and Doesn’t:

  • You
    don’tepi langit
    speak Russian.
  • John
    doesn’t
    speak French.
  • We
    don’kaki langit
    have time for a quick drink.
  • It
    doesn’t
    rain much in summer.
  • They
    don’t
    want to come with us.
  • She
    doesn’t
    like meat.

Don’t – Doesn’t Practice

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