What is correct? ‘I even don’t…” or ‘I don’t even…’?

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Hi, my name is Jessica. I’m an English tutor,

and I’ve helped students from all around the world practice and improve their English.

In today’s lesson, we’re going to talk about using the phrase, “I don’t even know.”

Many English language learners confuse the order of the words in the sentence,

“I don’t even know” and instead say “I even don’t know” (wrong).

When you change the order and say, “I even don’t know.”

That makes the sentence incorrect.

So you want to say, “I don’t even know.”

So let’s go through some example sentences.

For example, a student may say,

“I don’t even know how to pronounce the word ‘order’” or

“I don’t even know what page of the lesson we’re on.”

Students make the mistake and instead say (wrong)

“I even don’t know how to pronounce the word ‘order’” or

“I even don’t know what part of the lesson it’s on.”

So let’s practice a few more times correctly using the sentence

“I don’t even know.”

“I don’t even know what time it is.”

“I don’t even know where the restaurant is that you’re telling me about.”

I hope this lesson has been helpful for you

and that you tune in again for more lessons with Jessica.

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