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You are not

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TheDuchessOfBoxford Wed 13-Jun-18 15:10:08

Would you abbreviate this to
‘You’re not’ or ‘you arent’?

Is there a definitive right answer or does it depend on the sentence? Or depend on where you’re from?

GoldenButtercup Wed 13-Jun-18 15:35:14

You're not.

Icklepup Wed 13-Jun-18 15:37:30

You're not

Phosphorus Wed 13-Jun-18 15:38:58

You're not, or you aren't.

SoftBlocks Wed 13-Jun-18 15:40:53

‘You are not’ is more emphatic so depends on the situation.

Seeline Wed 13-Jun-18 15:43:06

I think it depends.
You're not going to enjoy that.
You aren't going to go are you?

Both correct I think

ClaudiaWankleman Wed 13-Jun-18 15:45:13

Both are fine. I think there’s possibly a slightly different emphasis for me in usage. ‘You aren’t’ emphasises that it is you who isn’t something. ‘You aren’t’ emphasises the thing you are not being/ doing.

Eg ‘You’re not being unreasonable’ ‘You aren’t going to hit me’.

In every day speech I would use them interchangeably though, probably using ‘You’re not’ more often.

DontCallMeCharlotte Wed 13-Jun-18 15:46:40

I would say "you're not". But I don't think "you aren't" is wrong either.

Perhaps it's regional.

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