Is ain't a contraction?
Yes, ain't is a contraction. It is not generally considered to be good English.
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It is a slang term for 'is not' 'am not' 'are not'. . Like, I ain't going to work today.(I am not going to work today).You ain't a good boy(You are not a good boy).
Ain't is a improper contraction for Am is not, and is not, are isnot, have is not, had is not, and has is not.
Paint, faint, saint, and taint are words that rhyme with "ain't."
chew, blew, true, meew (haha), sue, whew!,blue
It means you are not.
Well, that's the problem with ain't , it's not a contraction of anything specific. That's why is still slang, or as some dictionaries say, informal. It's used as a substitute… for many phrases, such as am not , are not , is not , has not , have not , etc. All of these terms have a correct contraction: . am not = I'm not . are not = aren't . is not = isn't . has not = hasn't . have not = haven't
The opposite of ain't is will.
The quote has been attributed to painter (and career coach) Ian Summers, but may not have originated with him. According to writer/filmaker Phil Cousineau, it is the epitaph o…n a gravemarker an Boothill Cemetery in Tombstone, AZ. "Be who you is, cuz if you be what you ain't, then you ain't what you is." Source: The Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell On His Life And Work, Harper & Row, 1990. I think the quote is "Be what you is, 'cos if you be what you ain't, you ain't what you is".the quite is referenced in the (I think) following book by Joseph Campbell "The Heros' Journey: Joseph Campbell on his life and works", where he attributes it to an epitath on an unmarked grave in a Kansas (or some western state) town's graveyard.it is a brilliant quote - as soon as I read it, I thought - he's got it in one! What more need you say! I marked the page in the book, so I could go back and check it, but I think it's all the better for being anonymous.Peter
It is not a proper word, but traditionally when it is used, it is a contraction for am not. Contractions use an apostrophe. Example: I am not going into that dark cave. … I ain't going into that dark cave. In writing, it should only be used as a slang. For instance, it would help add traits to a character in a novel. However, it should never be used in formal or business writing.
No. The informal contraction "ain't" means "is not" or "are not."The proper contraction forms are isn't and aren't.
yes it is ex. i am not going to the store. i ain't going to the store.
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