ENGLISH PURISTS CLUB
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Explain the correct usage of the contractions “doesn’t” and “don’t“.
What is the rule governing the use of these words?
What is the most common misuse of “doesn’t” and “don’t“?
Create correct sentences using each word.
THIS WEEK’S APHORISM
Identify the author of the following.
“I never cease being dumbfounded by the unbelievable things people believe.”
The word for today is “redundant“.
What part of speech is “redundant“?
Define “redundant” and use it in a sentence.