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    #1

    negative imperatives with pronoun subjects

    1. Don't you believe it.
    2. Never you tell a lie.
    #1 is correct. Is #2 correct?

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    Re: negative imperatives with pronoun subjects

    Don't you... is an emphatic imperative.

    It doesn't work with "never," but you can say "Don't you lie to me, ever!"

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    Re: negative imperatives with pronoun subjects

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    1. Don't you believe it.
    2. Never you tell a lie.
    #1 is correct. Is #2 correct?
    2. (you) never tell a lie.

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