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What does the phrase "don't you..." mean?


Native speaker’s answer


“Don’t you” is just another way of saying “don’t”! It’s a little more casual in feeling and adds emphasis to the action of advising someone against doing something. Ex: Don’t you think about eating any snacks before dinner. Ex: Don’t you dare think about skipping any more classes.

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