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Not all girls doesn't like playing sports.

Is this sentence grammatically correct?
If not, why?

Thank you!

Hi Hannah,

Thank you for your question.

The sentence above is incorrect as it contains a double negative: not and don't. In English you can only have one negation in a sentence, so you should rephrase your sentence to read:

Not all girls like playing sports.

I hope this helps.

Looking forward to more of your questions.

Best regards,


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