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    A constraction at the end of a sentence.

    Dear teachers and members:


    I have learned that in a yes or no answer, a constraction at the end is incorrect, but I would like to know if a constraction is not correct at the end of a sentence in general.

    1) Are you an English teacher?

    Yes, I'm (incorrect)

    2) Is she your sister?

    No, she isn't. (incorrect)

    Is is correct to use a constraction in this way:

    1) Mary and Ann are architects, but other than English Mary speaks France; Ann doesn't.

    2) I like to read and study; you don't.


    Regards.

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    #2

    Re: A constraction at the end of a sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by The apprentice View Post
    I have learned that in a yes or no answer, a constraction at the end is incorrect, but I would like to know if a constraction is not correct at the end of a sentence in general. [...]


    Is is correct to use a constraction in this way:

    1) Mary and Ann are architects. Other than English Mary speacks France; Ann doesn't.

    2) I like to read and study; you don't.
    Yes, it is.

    Please note the mistakes I have underlined.

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    Re: A constraction at the end of a sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by The apprentice View Post
    Dear teachers and members:


    I have learned that in a yes or no answer, a constraction at the end is incorrect, but I would like to know if a constraction is not correct at the end of a sentence in general.

    1) Are you an English teacher?

    Yes, I'm (incorrect)

    2) Is she your sister?

    No, she isn't. (incorrect) It's correct.

    Is is correct to use a constraction in this way:

    1) Mary and Ann are architects, but other than English Mary speaks French; Ann doesn't.

    2) I like to read and study; you don't.

    They are fine.
    Regards.
    What you have learned is incorrect.

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    Re: A constraction at the end of a sentence.

    Thanks a lot you 5jj, so after a contraction I need another word else.

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    Re: A constraction at the end of a sentence.

    Thank you for answering Bhaisahab:

    I thought it would be : NO, she's not

    I would like to know what I have learned incorrect, It will be good for improving my learning.

    Please, let me know it.


    My best regards
    Last edited by The apprentice; 25-Jan-2014 at 22:35.

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    #6

    Re: A constraction at the end of a sentence.

    You can use negative contractions at the end of sentences.

    Correct:

    No, he doesn't.
    No, she can't.
    I like to study. You don't.
    No, she isn't.

    Incorrect:

    Yes, she's.
    Yes, I'm.

    When giving a "Yes" answer, a contraction is not possible. "Yes, I am" and "Yes, she is" etc are correct.
    When giving a "No" answer, a contraction is possible. "No he isn't" and "No you can't" etc are correct.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 26-Jan-2014 at 09:41.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A constraction at the end of a sentence.

    Thanks ersm2dn:

    But in the case of giving a no answer, I thought the contraction was always beween the subject and the verb, not between the verb and the negative not

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    Re: A constraction at the end of a sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by The apprentice View Post
    Thanks ersm2dn emsr2d2:

    But in the case of giving a no answer, I thought the contraction was always between the subject and the verb, not between the verb and the negative not
    She isn't = She is not
    The contraction is between the words "is" and "not", not between "She" and "is".

    She's not = She is not
    The contraction is between "She" and "is", not between "is" and "not".

    If you're going to quote my username back to me, please type it correctly!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A constraction at the end of a sentence.

    Okay emsr2d2:

    Maybe I didn't explain well. I was referring that I thought the contraction used in the no answer it is always between the subject and the verb, not between the verb and the word not.

    Is she your sister?

    a) No, she's not: just like this.

    b) No, she isn't :
    not like this.

    As I stated before, I thought that a contraction could not be used at the end of a sentence, and I think that in (a) the contraction is not at the end.

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    #10

    Re: A constraction at the end of a sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by The apprentice View Post
    Okay emsr2d2:

    Maybe I didn't explain well. I was referring that I thought the contraction used in the no answer it is always between the subject and the verb, not between the verb and the word not.

    Is she your sister?

    a) No, she's not: just like this.

    b) No, she isn't :
    not like this.

    As I stated before, I thought that a contraction could not be used at the end of a sentence, and I think that in (a) the contraction is not at the end.
    That's wrong. You can use either of those variants.

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