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    Post Lucy left last month.

    Lucy left last month.
    a.She still doesn't work here.
    b.She no more works here.
    c.She doesn't still work here.
    d.She doesn't work here anymore.

    Is option b correct?
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    #2

    Re: Lucy left last month.

    NOT A TEACHER

    No.

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    #3

    Re: Lucy left last month.

    Check your spelling of 'dosen't'

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    #4

    Re: Lucy left last month.

    Then which one is correct?
    And why?

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    Re: Lucy left last month.

    Quote Originally Posted by ushakranthi View Post
    Lucy left last month.
    a.She still dosen't work here.
    b.She no more works here.
    c.She dosen't still work here.
    d.She dosen't work here anymore.

    Is option b correct?
    NOT A TEACHER / NOT A NATIVE SPEAKER

    I would venture an opinion that your sentence b. is acceptable, though, "She works here no more" would perhaps be less awkward if not quite natural.

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    Re: Lucy left last month.

    Quote Originally Posted by JarekSteliga View Post
    NOT A TEACHER / NOT A NATIVE SPEAKER

    I would venture an opinion that your sentence b. is acceptable, though, "She works here no more" would perhaps be less awkward if not quite natural.
    Both 'She works here no more' and 'She no more works here' sound strange to me.

    I prefer:

    She no longer works here.
    She doesn't work here any longer.
    She doesn't work here anymore.

    I have also heard something like 'She don't work here no more,' but this is by no means standard English.

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    Re: Lucy left last month.

    Quote Originally Posted by JarekSteliga View Post
    NOT A TEACHER / NOT A NATIVE SPEAKER

    I would venture an opinion that your sentence b. is acceptable, though, "She works here no more" would perhaps be less awkward if not quite natural.
    No, b is not acceptable. "She works here no more" is very unnatural in modern English.

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    Re: Lucy left last month.

    In illiterate slang "she works here no more" can be natural as a subordinate clause in a sentence with a double negative.

    "I don't think she works here no more".

    But that is not the kind of English learners learn or should learn.

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    #10

    Re: Lucy left last month.

    Quote Originally Posted by ushakranthi View Post
    Then which one is correct?
    And why?
    You need to put more effort into this. Our spitting the answers out is not going to help you learn or to create natural sentences of your own.


    Try doing what Chicken Sandwich did instead.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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