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Negative of the verb To Be



lynnden
Spain

Negative of the verb To Be
 

I have a student who does an exercise every week at home out of the following book.

 

English Grammar in Use  Edition 4
Published by Cambridge University Press in 2012.
 
This week I saw the following sentence:
 
"You ve been invited to a party.  You re not very excited about it!"
 
I always understood that nowadays it should be  you aren t which is what is taught in schools.  I would welcome any comments please. 
 
Thank you. 
 
 

10 Oct 2015      



cunliffe
United Kingdom

I haven t been watching out for this, but I would say that both are used equally and certainly both are acceptable. Same with he isn t/he s not and so on...

10 Oct 2015     



yanogator
United States

I agree with Lynne. Both are common and correct.

 

Bruce 

10 Oct 2015