Context: Software Documentation/Error Messages
Lets say we are talking about the capabilities, or lack thereof, of a non human entity (computer/machine) to do something, in this case
According to this page under Negative Sentences in the Past Simple Tense:
Negative sentences with do not, does not and did not
When creating negative sentences, we usually use shortened forms: don’t, doesn’t and didn’t together with the base form of the verb.
Note: Save the long forms (do not, does not and did not) for when you want to create emphasis. When speaking, you would put an accent on the ‘not’.
The question arise when adding a message to indicate the machine is not conforming to certain standard; I am writing the following message:
"The 'Entity' does not returns XYZ"
- is that message grammatically correct? - Considering that it wants to emphasize the perpetually continue lack of capabilities of the 'Entity' to return a thing
- Should the correct spelling be "The 'Entity' does not return XYZ"? - Without the
sat the end of return
- If both are correct, which one would be preferred or "more correct" when notifying a user about the "state/capabilities of the system"?
As an example of the use case consider wanting to emphatically clarify that a vending provides no change