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    the word order & the meaning of the sentence

    Does the word order in the following sentences affects their meaning?

    Are you not ready?
    Aren't you ready?

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    Re: the word order & the meaning of the sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by sergeyrais View Post
    Does the word order in the following sentences affects their meaning?

    Are you not ready?
    Aren't you ready?
    As "aren't" is the contraction of "are you not", why would you think the meaning might be different?

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    Re: the word order & the meaning of the sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    As "aren't" is the contraction of "are you not", why would you think the meaning might be different?
    I guess there could be some shades from the point of formality or emphasis.

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    Re: the word order & the meaning of the sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by sergeyrais View Post
    Does the word order in the following sentences affects their meaning?
    When we form a question in the present tense, do we add S to the end of the verb in the 3rd person? In other words, do we need S with the verb affect in here?

    Thank you,

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    Re: the word order & the meaning of the sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    When we form a question in the present tense, do we add S to the end of the verb in the 3rd person? In other words, do we need S with the verb affect in here?

    Thank you,
    No, "affects" is incorrect.

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    Re: the word order & the meaning of the sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, "affects" is incorrect.
    Criticism accepted. Mea culpa.

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