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  1. Prénoms français
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    won't OR don't

    My parents are always saying the words below to me.

    You are eating and watching TV too much. I don't let you be that any more.
    (just a little more) :)

    We are not English-native, but we do speak English at home.


    Is there something wrong with the words?
    I think my parents should say:
    You are eating and watching TV too much. I won't let you be that any more.
    or "don't" is also OK?

    for example:
    I don't let you go.
    I won't let you go.

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    Re: won't OR don't

    Quote Originally Posted by Prénoms français View Post
    My parents are always saying the words below to me.

    You are eating and watching TV too much. I don't let you be that any more.
    (just a little more) :)

    We are not English-native, but we do speak English at home.


    Is there something wrong with the words?
    I think my parents should say:
    You are eating and watching TV too much. I won't let you be that any more.
    or "don't" is also OK?

    for example:
    I don't let you go.
    I won't let you go.
    They mean, "I won't let you do that any more."
    No, "don't" isn't also OK.
    "Don't" mean "Do not". "Won't" means "Will not".

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    Re: won't OR don't

    Also, with You are eating and watching TV too much, too much TV would sound better to me, which would leave eating stranded, so I would say eating too much and watching too much TV.

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