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    #1

    Talking I'll hold on to it, don't you let it pass you by

    I see the sentense - I'll hold on to it, don't you let it pass you by

    I know it comes from a lyric but do the native people speak like that because don't you let it pass you by is like a question in structure.

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    Re: I'll hold on to it, don't you let it pass you by

    It's fine for a song, but pretty nonsensical as actual language to me.

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    #3

    Re: I'll hold on to it, don't you let it pass you by

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamish View Post
    don't you let it pass you by is like a question in structure.
    No, it's a negative imperative.
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    Re: I'll hold on to it, don't you let it pass you by

    1. Don't you let it pass you by? - question
    2. Don't let it pass you by. - imperative
    3 Don't you let it pass you by. - emphatic imperative.

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    Re: I'll hold on to it, don't you let it pass you by

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamish View Post
    I have seen/I saw the following sentence - "I'll hold on to it, don't you let it pass you by."

    I know it comes from is from the lyrics of a song but do the native people speak like that? because "Don't you let it pass you by" is like a question in structure.
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