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    About to be verb am not

    Hello ,I want to know that .why in English we dont have amnt for negative just we have amnot and Imnot not I amnt Is there an answer?thanks

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    Re: About to be verb am not

    Quote Originally Posted by sun_moon1587 View Post
    Hello ,I want to know why in English we don't have amn't for negative? We just have I am not and I'm not, not I amn't. Is there an answer? Thanks
    Archaically there was a form "amn't", but it has been lost. It is partly that it is not so easy to say.

    There is another alternative, I ain't. It is now very informal and should not be used in formal writing.

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    Re: About to be verb am not

    Quote Originally Posted by sun_moon1587 View Post
    Hello ,I want to know that .why in English we dont have amnt for negative just we have amnot and Imnot not I amnt Is there an answer?thanks
    The negative 'am not' is used as in 'I am not going'.
    I'm not going is the same.

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