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    He'll not do it / He won't do it

    Are the contractions (he)'ll not and (he) won't equally often used?
    Last edited by englishhobby; 21-Jan-2014 at 17:33.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: He'll not do it / He won't do it

    The second is more natural in my variant of English but the former is used by other BrE speakers. It's quite regional. I'm from the south-east of England. A friend of mine from Lincolnshire would use the former, as would another friend from Yorkshire.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: He'll not do it / He won't do it

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    Are the contractions (he)'ll not and (he) won't equally often used?
    In AmE, "he'll not" is uncommon.

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