What is the difference between "don't" and "do not" in the English literature as well as spoken English? Are they same?
The same question goes for "wouldn't" and "would not", "couldn't" and "could not".
"Don't", "wouldn't" and "couldn't" are contractions of "do", "would" and "could" with "not".
From the Wikipedia page on Contraction:
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But don't you think that sometimes, "don't" works better than "do not"? "Do not" conveys an urgency or an order. While "don't" is not as pressing or commanding. For instance, I don't see your point of view." It could sound strange to force the argument by saying, "I do not see your point of view." Any thoughts on this?
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