Don’t you!

Don’t you!

Point 135 in CLAUSES/imperatives is defined as:

you with an imperative form to make an instruction stronger.

This overlaps with

Point 31 NEGATION imperative instruction warning reprimand.


iWeb doesn’t allow for a search for

. Do n’t you

COCA does but we must manually search for exclamations:

34 2011 FIC Bk:SilverGirlNovel

“Freddy, wait! Don’t leave. Don’t you dare leave!”

58 2016 MOV The Perfect Daughter

Don’t you┬ásay that! That’s not true! Guess what, Daddy.

 

74 2003 FIC Bk:OurLadyForest

Don’t you touch my car!

114 2016 TV The Fosters and you ruined mine.

Ana, honey, you need to calm down. Don’t you tell me to calm down! You took my babies.

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