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Will and Ain´t

Will and Ain´t

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Published by: René Ramos on Nov 13, 2010
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Definition of AIN'T1: am not : are not : is not2: have not : has not3: do not : does not : did not used in some varieties of Black EnglishUsageDiscussion of AIN'TAlthough widely disapproved as nonstandard and more common in the habitual speech of theless educated,
ain't 
in senses 1 and 2 is flourishing in American English. It is used in bothspeech and writing to catch attention and to gain emphasis <the wackiness of movies, once sodeliciously amusing,
ain't 
funny anymore  Richard Schickel> <I am telling youthere
ain't 
going to be any blackmail  R. M. Nixon>. It is used especially in journalistic proseas part of a consistently informal style <the creative process
ain't 
easy  Mike Royko>. Thisinformal
ain't 
is commonly distinguished from habitual
ain't 
by its frequent occurrence in fixedconstructions and phrases <wellclass it
ain't 
 Cleveland Amory> <for money? say it
ain't 
so,Jimmy!  Andy Rooney> <you
ain't 
seen nothing yet> <that
ain't 
hay><two out of three
ain't 
bad> <if it
ain't 
broke, don't fix it>. In fiction
ain't 
is used for purposes of characterization; in familiar correspondence it tends to be the mark of a warm personalfriendship. It is also used for metrical reasons in popular songs <
 Ain't 
SheSweet> <It
 Ain't 
Necessarily So>. Our evidence shows British use to be much the same asAmerican.Examples of AIN'TIt's a free country,
ain't 
it?Those people
ain't 
got a clue.Her husband left and she
ain't 
never been the same.Origin of AIN'Tcontraction of 
are not 
 FirstKnown Use: 1749
Form of the will-future
We form the will-future with the auxiliary will and the infinitive of the verb.We use the the same form of the verb every time regardless the subject.In British English we sometimes use shall instead of will for the first persons (I/we).will + infinitive
 Affirmative sentences
Example:He will play football.NOTE: short/contracted form in the will-future:He'll play football.
Negative sentences
Example:He will not play football.NOTE: short/contracted forms in the will-future:He won't play football. orHe'll not play football.
Questions
Example:Will he play football?Put in the verbs in brackets into the gaps and form sentences. Use the will-future.

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