“Don’t” and “doesn’t”

/ dəʊnt ənd ˈdʌz(ə)nt /

Don’t and doesn’t are contractions.


Don’t is a contraction of do not,  and doesn’t is a contraction of does not.


Both Don’t and doesn’t are auxiliary verbs.


When speaking don’t is used in the first and second person plural and singular and the third person plural:


I don’t
you don’t
we don’t
they don’t


Contractions  don’t can be used to make a negative statement.


I don’t like football.
You don’t have time to do homework.
We don’t finish that project jet.
They don’t need to fix that.


It can also be used when asking a question:


They want to have new car, don’t they ?
You need to call your boss, don’t you ?



When speaking in the third person singular then we use doesn’t:


He doesn’t
She doesn’t
It doesn’t


Doesn’t is also used to make negative statements:


He doesn’t want me to come.
She doesn’t have money.
It doesn’t look like great.


Don’t and Doesn’t – Commands


One of the main difference between this two words is that don’t can be used to give commands but doesn’t can’t.


Don’t touch that !
Don’t make a noise !


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