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    short forms of verb to be

    If we say "Is Mary beautiful? " and we say "No , she is not" is it wrong?
    Should we olny reply using the short form "No ,she isn't"?

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    Re: short forms of verb to be

    The contracted form is the normal one in conversation, but the full form is acceptable, especially if we wish to stress 'not'.

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    Re: short forms of verb to be

    Snoopya - we put a space after a comma, not before.

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