FAQ Grammar

Should this be ‘doesn’t’?

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Without the contractions:

“Why does not Monzo have any branches?”
“Why do not Monzo have any branches?”


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Fair point…!

I was about to say the same. Maybe it should be “Why does Monzo have no branches”?


“Why are there no Monzo branches?”?


Perfect! We got there in the end…

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@hashbridge Tell us what’s the best way to write this :grinning:

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“Why we don’t have branches.”?

Dude, ain’t no branches, whatsup?

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“Dude, Where’s My Branches?”


Why don’t you try Monzo?

“Why does not you try Monzo?”
“Why do not you try Monzo?”

Expanding ‘don’t’ like that makes even reasonable usages look silly :slight_smile:

Also, from the OED, would appear to be defined as a valid usage:

e. In negative interrogative sentences in which the negator is not . Formerly also with the subject preceding the main verb (now only following the contracted forms don’t , didn’t , etc.).


Dude seems like American proper way to say it would be…

Whr’s me branches, blood

It’s okay people…they’re in the Middle Ages with all the other banks… :eyes:

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all of our branches are on github


As someone who knows nothing about github, is it “Gith – Ub”, or “Git – Hub”?

And what is it anyway?

Git Hub. It’s a hub for gits.


Git-Hub, it’s a source code management platform. Essentially it’s a tool that allows you to easily manage code changes from multiple people on the same project.

Thanks. What’s the origin of the name Git Hub? As a Brit who understands the trad British meaning of the word ‘git’ it’s amusing.

In this context, Git is a software version control system. And a hub is a centre of activity.

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"Linus Torvalds has quipped about the name " git ", which is British English slang for a stupid or unpleasant person: “I’m an egotistical bastard, and I name all my projects after myself. First Linux, now git .”