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    "doesna" ," canna" ....

    Hi

    How can I use this form of making verbs negative? For example can I say needna? for meaning need not?

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    Re: "doesna" ," canna" ....

    Do you mean

    does (+)

    does not/ doesn't (-)

    can (+)

    cannot/ can't (-)

    need (+)

    need not/ needn't (-)

    Regarding the words that you have written doesna and canna are you writing them how a Scottish person might say them, meaning does not and cannot?
    Otherwise I am not really sure what you mean.

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    Re: "doesna" ," canna" ....

    Quote Originally Posted by swedish meatball View Post
    Do you mean

    does (+)

    does not/ doesn't (-)

    can (+)

    cannot/ can't (-)

    need (+)

    need not/ needn't (-)

    Regarding the words that you have written doesna and canna are you writing them how a Scottish person might say them, meaning does not and cannot?
    Otherwise I am not really sure what you mean.
    Thank you very much.
    Yes, It's exactly what I mean,

    Wouldna = would not
    shouldna=should not
    .......

    I want to know where can I use this form? and is there a rule for making them? and are they used today? beacuse I read them in an old text.

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    Re: "doesna" ," canna" ....

    I would not use them, unless like in a previous post of yours you are using them as dialogue when someone is speaking.

    The topic you need information about is called:
    Contractions

    If you look on this site or google it you will find many examples

    Here are a couple to help get you started:
    Contractions

    English Contractions

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    Re: "doesna" ," canna" ....

    Can you, please, give us more context or a sentence with 'canna' or 'woulda'?

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    Re: "doesna" ," canna" ....

    Quote Originally Posted by PINKGREAT View Post
    Can you, please, give us more context or a sentence with 'canna' or 'woulda'?


    He doesna want to stay there.
    She couldna figure him out.
    I canna climb that tree.
    He wasna gonna let the child go.
    She wouldna talk to him
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