Common mistake Missing verb after 'don't'

Common Mistake: Missing Verb after 'Don't'

One of the most common mistakes people make in English grammar is forgetting to include a verb after the word "don't." While "don't" is a contraction of "do not," it still requires a verb to create a complete sentence.


Incorrect: Don't like.

Correct: Don't like it.

In the incorrect example above, the verb is missing after "don't," making the sentence incomplete and grammatically incorrect. The correct example adds the verb "like" to complete the sentence.

It's important to remember that verbs are necessary to express actions or conditions in English sentences. Without a verb, the meaning of the sentence can be unclear or confusing.

If you're unsure about whether a verb is missing in your sentence, a grammar checker like Linguix can help identify these mistakes and offer suggestions for improvement. With Linguix, you can ensure that your writing is error-free and communicates your message effectively.

Missing verb after 'don't' mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    I didn't the mistake.

    I didn't have the|do the|get the|see the|know the mistake.

  • Incorrect:
    For those areas that you do not the answer, we will do our best to get that answered.

    For those areas that you do not have the|do the|get the|see the|know the answer, we will do our best to get that answered.

  • Correct:
    Different hub versions are now handled by different development teams, and they do not all upgrade on the same schedule.
  • Correct:
    I do not much care for this kind of drink.
  • Correct:
    We don't each have our own direct line.
  • Correct:
    I don't either.
  • Correct:
    He didn't half swear.
  • Correct:
    Tom doesn't speak French and Mary doesn't either.
  • Correct:
    We don't all believe in god.
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