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    Are there any mistakes in this sentence?

    I simply can't see any reason why this series ain't winning any awards in the next Academy Awards.
    Please correct it if there are any mistakes.

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    Re: Are there any mistakes in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by meis View Post
    Please correct it if there are any mistakes.
    As with the saying many years ago, " 'Ain't' ain't in the dictionary", but even if it has made its appearance in modern versions, it is incorrect. Use "isn't" in your example.

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    Re: Are there any mistakes in this sentence?

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    I'm from a part of the US that uses "ain't" frequently, but even I find it strange to see it written outside of a dialogue. As billmcd said, I'd stick to proper English when writing.

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    Re: Are there any mistakes in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by meis View Post
    Please correct it if there are any mistakes.
    In addition to the use of "ain't", there is a problem with the verb in your sentence. The next Academy Awards is in the future -- "isn't winning" is present tense. Also "series" usually refers to television programs. Academy awards are for movies.

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    Re: Are there any mistakes in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In addition to the use of "ain't", there is a problem with the verb in your sentence. The next Academy Awards is in the future -- "isn't winning" is present tense. Also "series" usually refers to television programs. Academy awards are for movies.
    How about this?

    I simply can't see any reason why this movie won't be winning any awards in the next Academy Awards.

    How would you put it?

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    Re: Are there any mistakes in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by meis View Post
    How about this?

    I simply can't see any reason why this movie won't be winning any awards in the next Academy Awards.

    How would you put it?
    "I simply can't see any reason why this movie shouldn't win an award in the next Academy Awards."
    "I simply can't see any reason why this movie shouldn't win at least one award in the next Academy Awards."

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    Re: Are there any mistakes in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by meis View Post
    How about this?

    I simply can't see any reason why this movie won't be winning any awards in the next Academy Awards.

    How would you put it?
    Raymott gave two great suggestions.

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