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    Post usually don't or don't usually

    Which is correct?

    1. I usually don't eat apples.
    or
    2. I don't usually eat apples.

    please tell me the difference between the two.

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    #2

    Re: usually don't or don't usually

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    Which is correct?

    1. I usually don't eat apples.
    or
    2. I don't usually eat apples.

    please tell me the difference between the two.
    The second sentence is the standard one.


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    #3

    Re: usually don't or don't usually

    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    usually
    —used to describe what happens or exists most of the time or in most cases ▪ It's usually hotter than this in June. ▪ The trip usually takes an hour. ▪ I usually don't work on Saturdays. ▪ Usually, there are no problems. ▪ the way things are usually done

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    Post Re: usually don't or don't usually

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    The second sentence is the standard one.
    Do you mean both are accepted and imply the same thought?

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    #5

    Re: usually don't or don't usually

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    Do you mean both are accepted and imply the same thought?
    Yes, but they differ a little - usually + n't is somewhat more emphatic.

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