Recently, I’ve heard several students use “don’t” before “to.” This is never correct, and it is confusing! Let’s start 2016 off right.
- I don’t to go to school. <- I don’t go to school.
- I don’t to want pizza. <- I don’t want pizza.
I suspect that this is because of the grammar rules in their first language. Please be careful! Remember the recipe:
subject + do/does + negative + verb in base form + object.
- I + do + not + eat + pizza.
- She + does + not + like + opera.