Ain't nobody tell me

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Poland91pl

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Polish
hello. What's the grammarically equivalent of " ain't nobody tell me this is love" ?

" don't anyone tell me this is love "?
 
  • kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    That's the point. The question is what's the correct way to say that grammatically.
     

    Poland91pl

    Senior Member
    Polish
    Let's put it this way
    You know that "ain't " is a common, in some communities, substitute for " aren't " " isn't " etc
    So when i hear " i ain't gonna do this " I can deduce that grammatically it'd be " you aren't going to do this"

    What about " ain't nobody gonna tell me what to do!!" ?
     
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    GreenWhiteBlue

    Senior Member
    USA - English
    So when i hear " i ain't gonna do this " I can deduce that grammatically it'd be " you aren't going to do this"
    No. It would be "I am not going to do this."

    What about " ain't nobody gonna tell me what to do!!" ?
    Well, that is a different sentence, isn't it? :)

    Your original did not have that "going to" ("gonna"). By adding that, you have not made it more grammatical, but you have made it much more intelligible. It would literally mean "nobody is going to tell me what to do", with the sense of "I will not obey anyone who tells me what to do."

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    Myridon

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    English - US
    I don't really want to confuse the issue with more non-standard English, but the original sentence would be "better" with "cain't". ;)
    Cain't nobody tell me this is love. Nobody can tell me this is love.
     
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