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    doesn't/do not make sense

    Which is correct -

    Doesn't make sense or Do not make sense ?

    I understand - Doesn't make sense is correct usage. But 'Do not make sense' also sounds correct, but am not clear on context used.

    Need experts advice for better understanding

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    Re: doesn't/do not make sense

    Welcome to the forum.

    These are correct:

    'This sentence doesn't make sense.'
    'This sentence does not make sense.'

    'These sentences don't make sense.'
    'These sentences do not make sense.'

    It's advisable to avoid using contractions in formal writing.

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    Re: doesn't/do not make sense

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    Thank you so much for clarification. This is my first question in any forum so far :)
    Sorry, but I need to know about Contractions in above sentence.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 06-Apr-2016 at 14:16. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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    Re: doesn't/do not make sense

    Contractions are combining two words into one.
    Do not = Don't
    Does not = Doesn't
    Is not = Isn't
    Are not = Aren't

    (Note that "I am not" is "I'm not" -- only in a few places will you find "I amn't")
    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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