Correct spelling, explanation: didn’t is a negative auxiliary and a very well-known short of did not. It’s commonly used by almost every English speaker. The most important thing to remember here is that n’t is the correct short form of not. Thus,
did’nt is just a mistake.
Definition of didn’t:
verb, contraction of did not
Why didn’t you call me? I was waiting for it.
I didn’t come home last night.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: it’s not quite clear where this mistake came from, but we can guess. Some English users probably assume that the past tense of the auxiliary verb to be – did – should not change its form in any way, even in negation.
Did’nt may seem more natural than didn’t.
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