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    How to respond "Don't you" or "Do you not"

    Hi! I have some trouble answering the question that starts with "Don't you" or "Do you not". For example, "Don't you believe me?" or "Do you not believe me?". Can I say "Yes, I do." means "I do believe you." and "No, I don't." means "I don't believe you?"

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    Re: How to respond "Don't you" or "Do you not"

    Quote Originally Posted by s371012953 View Post
    Hi! I have some trouble answering the questions that starts start with "don't you" or "do you not," for example, "Don't you believe me?" or "Do you not believe me?" Can I say "yes, I do" meaning "I do believe you," and "no, I don't," meaning "I don't believe you?"
    Yes, your understanding of it is correct.

    (not a teacher, just a language lover)

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    Re: How to respond "Don't you" or "Do you not"

    Thanks

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    Re: How to respond "Don't you" or "Do you not"

    EnglishLearner, you must state that you are not a teacher.

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    Re: How to respond "Don't you" or "Do you not"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    EnglishLearner, you must state that you are not a teacher.
    wrong thread, Rover!
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: How to respond "Don't you" or "Do you not"

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    wrong thread, Rover!
    It's the right thread but Rover has deleted a post by that user because the advice was incorrect and unhelpful. Most users cannot see any evidence of the deleted post.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How to respond "Don't you" or "Do you not"

    If someone said to me "You don't believe me, do you?" but I did in fact believe them, I would say "No, I do". Whilst that might appear to be a terrible mixture of negative and positive, it means "No, your statement is wrong. I do believe you".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How to respond "Don't you" or "Do you not"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's the right thread but Rover has deleted a post by that user because the advice was incorrect and unhelpful. Most users cannot see any evidence of the deleted post.
    Oh! Thanks ems.

    Sorry, Rover!
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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