I live in the UK & I mostly hear people saying Don"t you...

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, but some people say: Do you not...? What is the difference and which one is more correct?

You can put any example really. Something like:

Do you not like to lớn come khổng lồ school with me? Don"t you like to lớn come to school with me?


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Both are correct. What was originally just a contraction of "do not" has become a word in itself, and can now be placed where the two separate words can"t.

Both "Don"t you..." và "Do you not..." are correct, but you can"t re-expvà "Don"t you..." into lớn "Do not you...".

The meaning of the two are the same, but "Do you not..." is considered more formal in some situations.


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This is simple present tense and an interrogative sầu sentence.

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Grammatically correct sentence structure for this is - (Do or Does + Subject + not + Verb + ...?).

Therefore, "Don"t you?" has been considered as informal as well as incorrect.

And "Do you not?" is totally correct.


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"Don"t you like lớn come lớn school with me?" is a negative sầu imperative sentence. It implies: "You want khổng lồ come with me. Don"t you?"

"Do you not lượt thích to lớn come with me?" is more of a question either the audience wants to lớn come with you or what ... I"m not sure about this one.

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"Do you not" is a self contradiction. It is the same as saying "bởi vì you" & "but you don"t". It is completely redundant verbosity, which is a very comtháng notion in British nayaritas.net vocabulary.


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