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    Esta oracion esta bien? es don't mean or doesn't mean?


    tonight i won't be alone
    but u know that don't
    mean i'm not lonely.

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    BED OF ROSES Lyrics - BON JOVI

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    Default Re: don't mean? or doesn't mean?

    ¡Hola!
    En realidad, la forma correcta es "doesn't mean", pero esta es una forma coloquial, como "I ain't going there" (cuya versión correcta sería: "I'm not going there").

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    Default Re: don't mean? or doesn't mean?

    thanks rociot

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    I remember an old British English teacher of mine who used to be so upset because The Beatles were openly broadcasting profane lyrics to the world when singing Don't let me down! "Nobody ever loved me like she loves me, yeah she loves me, yeah she does! And if somebody loved me like she do me, yeah she do me, yeah she does!" :-)))

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    Default Re: don't mean? or doesn't mean?

    También hay otra canción de The Beatles, "Ticket to ride" que dice:
    she's got a ticket to ride
    and she don't care

    Siempre me llamó la atención la parte "she don't care" y supuse que estaría bien y sería algo más bien informal.
    Last edited by mariaq; 02-11-2011 at 09:46 AM.

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    Default Re: don't mean? or doesn't mean?

    Bueno gramaticalmente no está bien. Pero las canciones tienen que tener en cuenta la rima, la medida y el hablar de la calle, del individuo corriente a quien van dirigidas, aquel que no se ocupa de formalidades.

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