Element FORM: AUXILIARY VERB 'DO', PRESENT
SuperCat NEGATION
SubCat negation
Lexical Range N/A
Level A1
Cando Can form negative statements of main verbs in the present simple with 'don't' + main verb. ► present simple ► can
Corrected Learner Example I don't have a dining room, so we eat in the living room. (A1 BREAKTHROUGH; 2009; Romanian; Pass)

We don't like other lessons, for example: French language. (A1 BREAKTHROUGH; 2007; Polish; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
Comments The majority of the occurrences of 'do + not' at A1 are contracted to 'don?t'. All instances of 'can + not' at A1 are contracted to 'can?t'. NB negative of main verb 'have' with 'do' at A1 but auxiliary 'have' with 'not/n't' at A2

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