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    hatgray is offline Member
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    Even don't

    Hi eveyrone,

    "He
    even doesn't know that we are related to each other."



    "I even don't know how she thought of that."

    I am trying to see whether there are possible uses of "even don't".
    As far as I know, the acceptable order is "don't even". Am I correct?


    "Even don't" sounds awkward but I wanted to ask if it is grammatically correct or acceptable to use it.

    Thanks. Appreciate it.

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    Re: Even don't

    I wouldn't use these- doesn't/don't even is the natural form.
    Last edited by Tdol; 26-Sep-2017 at 11:04.

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    Re: Even don't

    I can't say you will never hear it, but as you and Tdol have mentioned, it isn't the natural word order.

    As to whether it's acceptable, I guess it depends on whether or not you have a really good reason to deviate from the standard order.
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