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Difference Between Doesn't and Don't

Difference Between "Doesn't" and "Don't"

You must first know about "don't" and "doesn't". These are negative forms of one of the most important verbs in the English language. They both come in the negative present simple tense. And both act as auxiliary verbs.


What the difference between "doesn't" and "don't"?


Both don't and doesn't are contractions. Don't is a contraction of do not, while doesn't is a contraction of does not, and they both act as auxiliary verbs.


1. How to use "don't"

The word "Don't" is used with (I, you, we, they) and its abbreviation (do + not = don't). Examples:

  • I don't live here.
  • You don't agree with me.
  • We don't want Miriam to come to the party. 
  • They don't work for our company. 

2. How to use "doesn't"

The word "Doesn't" use with "he, she, it" and its abbreviation (does + not = doesn't), examples:

  • He doesn't know how to solve this problem.
  • She doesn't look good in that dress.
  • It doesn't rain a lot here in autumn.

"Doesn't" and "don't" in general sentences


The difference between "Doesn't" and "Don't" can be made clearer when you memorize the sentence. Here are 40 sentences.


"Doesn't" in sentences include:

  1.  Real peace doesn't mean absence of war.     
  2. What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over.     
  3. The team will definitely lose if he doesn't play.
  4. It doesn't have a price label on it.
  5. Yes, I've made mistakes. Life doesn't come with instructions.
  6. We'll never get there if he doesn't speed up.
  7. If the industry doesn't modernize it will not survive.
  8. The older generation doesn't like pop music.
  9. I don't eat meat and my husband doesn't either.
  10. He doesn't approve of me leaving school this year.
  11. Easy does it, doesn't drop the TV.
  12. It lets sunlight in but doesn't let heat out.
  13. Sorry,this train doesn't stop at that station.
  14. He doesn't want a used car.
  15. The meat doesn't taste right to me.
  16. The work doesn't need much effort.
  17. This train doesn't stop at Royston.
  18. She's taking flute lessons, but she really doesn't seem to be getting anywhere with it.
  19. Although I moistened it, the flap doesn't stick to the envelope.
  20. He has authority, but he doesn't try to dominate.

"Don't" in sentences include:

  1. Don't climb a tree to look for fish.
  2. Don't try to walk before you can crawl.
  3. Don't put new wine into old bottles.
  4. Don't try to run before you can walk.
  5. Don't halloo till you are out of the wood.
  6. Don't trouble trouble till trouble troulbes you.
  7. Don't teach your Grandma to suck eggs.
  8. Don't bite the hand that feeds you.
  9. Don't burn your bridges behind you.
  10. Don't cast your pearls before swine.
  11. Don't cry out before you are hurt.
  12. Don't trouble trouble until trouble troubles you.
  13. Two blacks don't make a white.
  14. Don't cross the bridge till you get to it.
  15. Don't cross the bridge till you come to it.
  16. Don't leave your manners on the doorstep.
  17. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
  18. Don't whistle until you are out of the wood.
  19. Don't keep a dog and bark yourself.
  20. Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.


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