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Possessive Adjectives (Unit 4) | Different conjunction for same meaning.
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doesn't vs. does not #1 (permalink) Wed May 25, 2011 6:19 am   doesn't vs. does not
 

Thankyou Sir
I have seen my all mistakes.

I have one question about use of doesn't and does not.
I have read that In order or command sense we could prefer long forms like does not instead of short forms(doesn't). Am I correct? Can we use full forms in order to emphasize something.

You have told me not to use short forms in writing. But I have seen its usage in english texts.
I am asking its usage in detail because someone asked my friend that does she not know where to use doesn't and where does not.

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Re: question #2 (permalink) Wed May 25, 2011 7:17 am   Re: question
 

I didn't say don't use the contracted form in writing. I said don't use it in formal writing such as examinations - because you will lose marks.
Sometimes the longer form is more emphatic when giving commands than the contraction, yes. It can be used any time, not just to add stress, though.
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doesn't vs. does not #3 (permalink) Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:38 am   doesn't vs. does not
 

Hello,

What is meant by to do a room? Does it exist? I've seen somewhere on the Net.
Is it equivalent of to do the cleaning?

Thanks a lot in advance.
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doesn't vs. does not #4 (permalink) Fri Mar 22, 2013 22:20 pm   doesn't vs. does not
 

Usually, yes.
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doesn't vs. does not #5 (permalink) Fri Mar 22, 2013 22:26 pm   doesn't vs. does not
 

Do you use it?

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doesn't vs. does not #6 (permalink) Fri Mar 22, 2013 22:29 pm   doesn't vs. does not
 

Personally, no.
It's quite common informally though (I'm going to do the bedroom next)

I use the phrase 'do the bed' informally (make the bed).
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doesn't vs. does not #7 (permalink) Fri Mar 22, 2013 22:45 pm   doesn't vs. does not
 

Okay, thank you.

Could you give me more phrase with "do"?
do the laundry, do the washing up, do the washing, do the gardening, do the cleaning, do the ironing, do the shopping etc.
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doesn't vs. does not #8 (permalink) Fri Mar 22, 2013 22:52 pm   doesn't vs. does not
 

You seem to have found quite a few for yourself!
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doesn't vs. does not #9 (permalink) Fri Mar 22, 2013 22:57 pm   doesn't vs. does not
 

It seems you're offensive.
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doesn't vs. does not #10 (permalink) Fri Mar 22, 2013 23:11 pm   doesn't vs. does not
 

No offence is intended. I'm just stating that as far as I can see you done a good job of finding the phrases yourself and don't need me to give them to you.
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doesn't vs. does not #11 (permalink) Sat Mar 23, 2013 16:43 pm   doesn't vs. does not
 

Right, Thank you.
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Do x Does #12 (permalink) Sun Dec 22, 2013 23:08 pm   Do x Does
 

Hi;

there is a song of a Canadian group called Rush, which I appreciate a lot.
Well, there is a phrase that made me confused: " she DON'T love me".
The question is: She DOESN'T love me would not be the correct form? And why DON'T is correct?

I'm grateful if I get reply :)

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doesn't vs. does not #13 (permalink) Mon Dec 23, 2013 0:16 am   doesn't vs. does not
 

'She don't love me' is not correct.

You should not expect the lyrics songs to be grammatically correct. Many of them aren't, and it would not be a good idea to use them as the basis for learning English.
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Re: Do x Does #14 (permalink) Mon Dec 23, 2013 15:32 pm   Re: Do x Does
 

Léa wrote:
Hi;

there is a song of a Canadian group called Rush, which I appreciate a lot.
Well, there is a phrase that made me confused: " she DON'T love me".
The question is: She DOESN'T love me would not be the correct form? And why DON'T is correct?

I'm grateful if I get reply :)

Regards;

Lea

Thank you very much, that's what I thought :)
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Re: question #15 (permalink) Wed May 07, 2014 4:13 am   Re: question
 



I agree.
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