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    Am Not

    Is there reduced form of AM NOT in standard English (British English)?

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    Re: Am Not

    Quote Originally Posted by vthanhtrung View Post
    Is there reduced form of AM NOT in standard English (British English)?
    In non-standard English: ain't
    but do not use it in a written exam.
    In standard English: no contraction
    Last edited by banderas; 08-Apr-2008 at 15:54. Reason: typo

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    Re: Am Not

    Quote Originally Posted by vthanhtrung View Post
    Is there reduced form of AM NOT in standard English (British English)?
    I can think of more:

    gimme = give me
    gonna = going to
    gotta = (have) got a
    gotta = (have) got to
    kinda = kind of
    lemme = let me
    wanna = want to
    wanna = want a
    whatcha = what are you
    whatcha = what have you
    ya = you
    All of them are used by native speakers but I suggest that you do not use these informal expressions in a written exam.

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    Re: Am Not

    what about I'm not ?? - you can use it as much as you like, written or spoken.

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