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    Is this Sentence correct or not...??

    Joseph is ain't cool.

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    #2

    Re: Is this Sentence correct or not...??

    Quote Originally Posted by Paranshu View Post
    Joseph is ain't cool.
    No. Are you trying to say "Joseph isn't cool"?

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    Re: Is this Sentence correct or not...??

    Welcome to the forum Paranshu.

    Joesph is not cool.
    Joseph isn't cool. (Especially in speech and informal writing)
    Joseph ain't cool. Common in some dialects in speech, but generally considered unacceptable.
    Joseph is ain't cool. Not acceptable.

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    Re: Is this Sentence correct or not...??

    But....to some extent can we say in this manner..???
    I mean it's an informal conversation...between me and my friend....!

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    Re: Is this Sentence correct or not...??

    Quote Originally Posted by Paranshu View Post
    But....to some extent can we say in this manner..???
    I mean it's an informal conversation...between me and my friend....!
    In informal conversations between friends, you can say anything you like.

    One of the things that puzzles learners when they first come to England (or any other English-speaking country) is how natives so rarely seem to follow the rules in everyday speech.This is because the model taken for most teaching materials that learners encounter is the language used by moderately educated (at least) speakers in fairly calm situations in which people have time to think about what they are saying.

    The advantage of this is that learners who speak like this will always be understood wherever they go. They will also understand native speakers of many dialects in many semi-formal and formal situations, and be able to follow many radio and television broadcasts; they will also be able to communicate effectively in English with other non-native speakers.

    The disadvantage is that listening to native speakers talking to each other in relaxed, informal situations will be very difficult at first. Like speakers of many other languages, we don't always speak 'properly' when there is no obvious need for us to do so.

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    Re: Is this Sentence correct or not...??

    If just about everyone where you are from understands and uses this particular sentence then, in your region, it would be fine to use. IMO language is about communication so if everyone understands you and says the same thing, then it is informal English. If you are the only one who understands this sentence then you have a problem.

    As Fivejedjon between friends you can say anything you like but that doesn't really make it informal English and certainly not any type of "standardized English". It is just a special, fun, unique way in which you and your friends speak to each other. This is fine, amongst your friends.

    Or, this sentence is just a bunch of English words strung together and makes no sense.
    In your sentence Joseph is and isn't cool.
    Another example:
    It is isn't/aint raining. So can you tell me what the weather is like?

    In my humble opinion of course.

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    #7

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    Thank u to all...! thank u very much ..! :)

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    Would any fairly proficient English speaker not understand "Joseph ain't cool"?

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    #9

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    Ain't meaning is HAS NOT, HAVE NOT, IS NOT, ARE NOT, AM NOT.

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    Re: Is this Sentence correct or not...??

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulys View Post
    Ain't meaning is HAS NOT, HAVE NOT, IS NOT, ARE NOT, AM NOT.
    Very flexible, just like "innit", which I like.

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