Don't you do this no more

Melrosse

Senior Member
French
In the movies, most characters say:

"Don't you do this no more"

"You promised you wouldn't go there no more"

"I don't wanna talk about that no more"

I am a little confused because I remember at school, my teachers always tought me that I should have said "I don't want to talk about that any more", for example.

Would it be incorrect to use no more in the sentences I wrote above?
 
  • GreenWhiteBlue

    Senior Member
    USA - English
    Melrosse, part of the purpose of dialogue in a play or movie is to let you know something about eh background, education, and social class of the person speaking. I have no doubt whatsoever that there are ways of saying things in Brazilian Portuguese that would sound normal coming from the mouth of a hoodlum from a favela, but that would sound very strange coming from a university professor. In the examples you gave, the characters (and I would not call them "most" characters) were clearly meant to be uneducated.
     
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