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I don't always get up early. I always don't get up early.
Are both of these sentences correct?

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I don't always get up early

would be used to refute the assertion that you always got up early. E.g.

I woke at 5. I don't always get up early, but today...

It is implied that you sometimes get up early, but not always. Conversely:

I always don't get up early

means that you never get up early (I always do not...). It is, however, poor grammar and should be expressed as

I never get up early

or

I always get up late.

  • Thanks a lot for the explanation.It's quite clear for me right now – Lila Jun 24 '15 at 19:09
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I don't always get up early seems to convey the message of I may not always get up early but sometimes I do. I always don't get up early pretty much means that I never get up early.

In both case, they are indeed correct but with different meaning.

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