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    #1

    'keep not [verb]' and 'even don't/doesn't [verb]'?

    Are "Why do I keep not being able to/unable [verb]...?", and "I even don't like it!" incorrect?

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    #2

    Re: 'keep not [verb]' and 'even don't/doesn't [verb]'?

    The first is OK. 'Even' should be moved in the second- either to before 'I' or 'like', depending on where the emphasis is.

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    Re: 'keep not [verb]' and 'even don't/doesn't [verb]'?

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    The first is OK. 'Even' should be moved in the second- either to before 'I' or 'like', depending on where the emphasis is.
    I should have said "I even don't like it" means "I even dislike it", since moving 'even' to a different position would change the meaning.

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    #4

    Re: 'keep not [verb]' and 'even don't/doesn't [verb]'?

    I'd still use: I don't even like it.

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