Results 1 to 5 of 5
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Hindi
      • Home Country:
      • India
      • Current Location:
      • India

    • Join Date: Mar 2008
    • Posts: 36
    #1

    meaning of Ain't

    what does this sentence meant by


    Ain't there no way?

  1. RonBee's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Feb 2003
    • Posts: 16,551
    #2

    Re: meaning of Ain't

    Question:
    What does "Ain't there no way" mean?
    What do you think it means?




    • Join Date: Jan 2009
    • Posts: 28
    #3

    Re: meaning of Ain't

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranjyo View Post
    what does this sentence meant by


    Ain't there no way?
    In correct English, this is 'Is there no way?'

    'Ain't' is a non-standard version of 'isn't' (often heard in song lyrics).
    'Ain't' + no way = double negation, also rather colloquial.


    • Join Date: Jan 2009
    • Posts: 28
    #4

    Re: meaning of Ain't

    Sorry RonBee, didn't mean to interfere.

  2. RonBee's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Feb 2003
    • Posts: 16,551
    #5

    Re: meaning of Ain't

    Every social communication occurs within a context and can only be understood within that context. Broadly, we can understand what might have been meant or what was probably meant by a certain word or a certain sentence, but only if we know the context in which it appeared can we know with some degree of certainty what the author meant to say. Thus when I say "What do you think it means?" I am asking about context and I am asking the learner to think about context. That is where we find meaning.



Similar Threads

  1. the meaning of "your call"
    By filmfan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-Aug-2008, 13:51
  2. in the meaning, in meaning
    By user_gary in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-Jun-2007, 11:28
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-May-2007, 08:58
  4. Any grammar or interpretation mistakes, or any oddities?
    By asad hussain in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 04-May-2007, 07:05
  5. meaning
    By daisy1352 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-Dec-2006, 22:32

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •