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  • this is everyday grammar.

  • I'm Alice Bryant.

  • Have you ever had to give someone a direct warning or strong advice against doing something?

  • One way to do that in English is with the word.

  • Don't listen to some examples.

  • Don't check your phone when crossing the street.

  • Don't lose that key.

  • It's the only copy I have.

  • Don't make too much noise.

  • I'm trying toe work.

  • When we give warnings or advice with don't, we are giving commands to do this, we use the imperative form, also known as the command form.

  • The command form omits the subject of a sentence and uses the base form of the verb.

  • There are a few things to keep in mind when giving warnings or advice with Don't.

  • The first is that we use these commands in familiar situations with people we know.

  • We wouldn't use them with strangers, but some commands with don't are considered friendly reminders, such as when we say, don't forget like this.

  • Don't forget your receipt.

  • You might need it.

  • You could use such a command with people you do or don't know.

  • And finally note that when we add the polite word, please commands with don't become requests like these.

  • Please don't lose that key.

  • Please don't make too much noise.

  • Please don't check your phone when crossing the street.

  • And I have one request for you.

  • Please don't miss the next grammar lesson, and that's everyday grammar.

this is everyday grammar.

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Everyday Grammar: Warnings with ‘Don’t’

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/25
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