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    It is not bad. / It isn't bad.

    Does it make any difference in meaning when a teacher evaluates a pupil's test using different shortened forms instead of the full form in the following sentences:

    1) I have checked your test. It's not bad.
    2) I have checked your test. It isn't bad.
    3) I have checked your test. It is not bad.

    Do they all mean the same?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: It is not bad. / It isn't bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    Does it make any difference in meaning when a teacher evaluates a pupil's test using different shortened forms instead of the full form in the following sentences?:

    ​No.

    1) I have checked your test. It's not bad. Good.
    2) I have checked your test. It isn't bad. Good.
    3) I have checked your test. It is not bad. Correct but not conversational.
    I've checked your test.... Better conversational English.

    Do they all mean the same? Yes.
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