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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > he isn īt or he īs not    

he isn īt or he īs not



dav7hamid
Morocco

he isn īt or he īs not
 
hello everybody.
 
i want to know the difference between  the negtaive short form of the verb to be:
 
he isn īt VS he īs not 
 
thanks in advance 
 
 

2 Dec 2015      



Gi2gi
Georgia

Hi, 
HAMID DAOUD
 
There is not any difference between
 
he isn ´t / he ´s not  
 
Giorgi 

2 Dec 2015     



dav7hamid
Morocco

DO WE USE BOTH OF THEM IN American and British English 
thanks again  

2 Dec 2015     



Jayho
Australia

Yes, basically no difference, however some people will use heīs not when they want to emphasize the not, and they draw out the not.
 
he isnīt happy   v   heīs not happy   (think about your boss not being happy about a major blunder or really low enrolments where $$$ count)
 
I canīt comment on the UK/US slant  but in the land downunder both forms are commonly used.
 
Cheers
 
Jayho
 
 

2 Dec 2015     



MoodyMoody
United States

I agree with Jayho; we Americans use "he īs not happy" and "he isn īt happy" interchangeably.

2 Dec 2015     



alien boy
Japan

I īm with Jayho - they īre equivalent, unless you emphasise the not. 

 

It reminds me of that īNot Happy Jan ī Yellow Pages ad from years ago!
 

2 Dec 2015     



Jayho
Australia

Hey AB, that expressions still sticks around today.  Great marketing!

3 Dec 2015