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What is the purpose of using "don't" instead of "doesn't" in this phrase: "But she don't know you like I know you Slim" [duplicate]

I was listening to Eminem's song Stan. I noticed in one verse he says: But she don't know you like I know you Slim... At first I didn't believe my ears, but when I read out the lyrics I got ...
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'He don't have knowledge ' vs 'He doesn't have knowledge' [duplicate]

Which one of the statements below is correct? He don't have knowledge about others. He doesn't have knowledge about others.
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Heart {Don't / Doesn't} Lie [duplicate]

I just have heard a song "Heart Don't Lie". And I'm curious to know, how has it used? grammatically. "Heart Don't Lie" "Heart Doesn't Lie."
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She don't know that she's a lucky girl [duplicate]

Here's from an old song (1963) "She's A Fool" by Lesley Gore. She don't know that she's a lucky girl Here's another example, "Silence is Golden" (1964) by The Tremeloes [YouTube link] Oh, ...
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Using 'she don't care' in The Beatles' song 'Ticket to Ride' [duplicate]

She's got a ticket to ride, She's got a ticket to ride, She's got a ticket to ride, But she don't care. It sounded odd to me. So why is it used that way?
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Regarding usage of "doesn't " and "don't" [duplicate]

I have heard sentences like "He don't like this ." Or "He don't know this ." Shouldn't it be "He doesn't like this." And "He doesn't know this." Why with singular person we use "don't" and not "...
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Conjugation in persons and numbers [duplicate]

I've noticed that in some cases music artists (and maybe someone else too) use conjugation that is technically wrong, however it's obviously done on purpose. Here are some examples from The Weeknd - ...
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It is important that each player not know

I have just encountered the following phrase: It is important that each player not know what the other player will do. Why is it written here "not know" and not "not knows"? Also would it be ...
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Don't your father have a mother?

Is it grammatically correct to say Don't your father have a mother? I would prefer Doesn't your father not have a mother?
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Why does a song say "til I's dead"?

Here is the lyric: https://www.google.com/search?q=better+dig+two+lyrics Excerpt: I told you on the day we wed I was gonna love you 'til I's dead Made you wait 'til our wedding night That's ...
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She don't love you no more! (Toy Story 3)

Why did Lotso say She don't love you no more! instead of "She doesn't love you anymore" in Toy Story 3? Does he speak unusual English?
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Don't or doesn't

With some little boy in blue Who don't know you like I do -- Why don't? Does it have any secret content? Song: Elliott Smith - Between The Bars
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It never hurt like it does/is now

"I've been doing a lot of training in the past but it never was painful like it's now." When I choose to use different sentence: It never hurt like it (does/is) now" then which auxiliary verb do I ...
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