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Know Your Contractions: doesn't and don't

In this worksheet, students practise using the accepted forms of 'doesn't' and 'don't' in standard English.

'Know Your Contractions: doesn't and don't' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Read Words with Contractions

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

People in different parts of Britain use the words 'doesn't' and 'don't' in different ways.

Jack doesn't like sprouts.

Jack don't like sprouts.

 

Using words in different ways when we talk to our family and friends is called dialect and it is fine, but when we are writing we need to be able to use standard English.

In standard English these are the forms that are used:

I don't

you don't

he / she / it doesn't

we don't

you don't

they don't

So in standard English the correct sentence would be:

Jack doesn't like sprouts.

 

In this worksheet you can practise using the standard forms of 'doesn't' and 'don't'. 

Choose the correct way of completing the sentence in standard English.

 

Harry __________ speak French.

doesn't

don't

Choose the correct way of completing the sentence in standard English.

 

 __________ you like chocolate?

Doesn't

Don't

Choose the correct way of completing the sentence in standard English.

 

He's a vegetarian, so he __________ eat meat.

doesn't

don't

Choose the correct way of completing the sentence in standard English.

 

Tariq __________ like shopping.

doesn't

don't

Choose the correct way of completing the sentence in standard English.

 

 Ali and Steve __________ play tennis.

doesn't

don't

Choose the correct way of completing the sentence in standard English.

 

 I __________ want to go home yet.

doesn't

don't

Choose the correct way of completing the sentence in standard English.

 

 He __________ do anything wrong.

doesn't

don't

Choose the correct way of completing the sentence in standard English.

 

We __________ go to school at weekends.

doesn't

don't

Choose the correct way of completing the sentence in standard English.

 

Our dog __________ like cats much.

doesn't

don't

Choose the correct way of completing the sentence in standard English.

 

Mum and Dad __________ let us go out after dark.

doesn't

don't

  • Question 1

Choose the correct way of completing the sentence in standard English.

 

Harry __________ speak French.

CORRECT ANSWER
doesn't
  • Question 2

Choose the correct way of completing the sentence in standard English.

 

 __________ you like chocolate?

CORRECT ANSWER
Don't
  • Question 3

Choose the correct way of completing the sentence in standard English.

 

He's a vegetarian, so he __________ eat meat.

CORRECT ANSWER
doesn't
  • Question 4

Choose the correct way of completing the sentence in standard English.

 

Tariq __________ like shopping.

CORRECT ANSWER
doesn't
  • Question 5

Choose the correct way of completing the sentence in standard English.

 

 Ali and Steve __________ play tennis.

CORRECT ANSWER
don't
  • Question 6

Choose the correct way of completing the sentence in standard English.

 

 I __________ want to go home yet.

CORRECT ANSWER
don't
  • Question 7

Choose the correct way of completing the sentence in standard English.

 

 He __________ do anything wrong.

CORRECT ANSWER
doesn't
  • Question 8

Choose the correct way of completing the sentence in standard English.

 

We __________ go to school at weekends.

CORRECT ANSWER
don't
  • Question 9

Choose the correct way of completing the sentence in standard English.

 

Our dog __________ like cats much.

CORRECT ANSWER
doesn't
  • Question 10

Choose the correct way of completing the sentence in standard English.

 

Mum and Dad __________ let us go out after dark.

CORRECT ANSWER
don't
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