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  1. Odessa Dawn's Avatar
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    #1

    Why are while others aren't/dont?


    Hi.

    Why are some students motivated while others dont?
    Why are some students motivated while others aren't?

    Are they grammatical, please?

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    #2

    Re: Why are while others aren't/dont?

    Only the second one is correct.

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    #3

    Re: Why are while others aren't/dont?

    Because "are" is used in the question, "aren't" is correct.

    Consider the sentence: "Why do some students study and others don't?"

    In that case "do" appears in the question.

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    Re: Why are while others aren't/dont?

    In what context would you use the word aren't if I may ask? It's short for "are not" but then aren't sounds like bad english

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    #5

    Re: Why are while others aren't/dont?

    Why? Are you not used to contractions?

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