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    • Join Date: Jul 2004
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    #1

    is this right?

    hi. i seen this on a test , but it doesnt seem right. the answer which was correct was:

    "She don't like her homework"

    but isnt "She doesn't like her homework" right and better? this sentence was not a possible answer

    thx!

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    #2

    Re: is this right?

    The 3rd person pronoun "she" agrees in person and number with the verb "does".

    EX: She doesn't like (to do) her homework.

    Note, words in brackets (. . . ) are optional.

    All the best.


    • Join Date: Jul 2004
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    #3

    Re: is this right?

    so "She DON'T like her homework" is 100% wrong? not possible?

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    Re: is this right?

    Given the rules of Standard English, "She don't" is ungrammatical. Given the test question, I couldn't say whether it's 'incorrect' or not. You see, Banshee, I've not had opportunity to view the test. For all I know, the test question could have been, "Which of the following is incorrect?" You'll have to decide whether the test question is correct or not. But as for the grammar, Standard English says, "She doesn't" is good form.

    Hope that eases your worries, some.
    All the best.

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