Sunday, September 10, 2017

What is the difference "Why don't you and Why do you not"

What is the difference "Why don't you and Why do you not

"Why don't you come here?" is most often used as a suggestion. 

It is equivalent to saying "Please come here now." 

Anggi has a problem about her homework.

We ask her to come to our house."Why don't you come here?
We can help you. 
"Why do you not come here?" is a question seeking the reason why you refuse to be someplace. 

"Let's go to Kuta, let's enjoy the Kuta beach" said John 

"No, I want to go to Ubud," said Dogler 
"Oh? Why do you not come to Kuta?" asked John

The "Why don't you" form can be used equivalently to the "Why do you not" form; the emphasis used when asking will make clear which meaning is intended. 

(For the suggestion, the emphasis is on "here"; for the question, the stress is on "come" or possibly on "don't".)

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