Even don't

hatgray

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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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https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/he-even-doesnt-know.3370802/#post-17088070



 
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I wouldn't use these- doesn't/don't even is the natural form.
 
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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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