''of saying/to say''

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thaleshensilva

Senior Member
Portuguese-Brazil
Which is the right in this context?
''Ain't is an informal way of saying/to say ''am not'',''are not'' or ''is not'' ''.
 
  • thaleshensilva

    Senior Member
    Portuguese-Brazil
    No, not "informal"; it's incorrect. It's used by educated people only in a joking way.
    Well,No one would use it in an essay or something like that,isn't it true?
    Besides,I've seen a native speaker (in this same very forum) saying that ''ain't'' is informal,very informal.
    But let's not argue upon this.
     

    CasparWeinburger

    Senior Member
    English--Canada
    I misunderstood your question. If you wanted to use it (and make everyone's elementary English school teacher roll in her grave):

    I ain't going to do that.
    You ain't supposed to say ain't.
    He ain't going to say ain't.
    We ain't going to say it.
    You all ain't going to say ain't ?
    They ain't going to say it. There ain't no way.
     

    thaleshensilva

    Senior Member
    Portuguese-Brazil
    I misunderstood your question. If you wanted to use it (and make everyone's elementary English school teacher roll in her grave):

    I ain't going to do that.
    You ain't supposed to say ain't.
    He ain't going to say ain't.
    We ain't going to say it.
    You all ain't going to say ain't ?
    They ain't going to say it. There ain't no way.
    You did not misunderstand.
    I just wanted to know the difference between ''to say/of saying''.
    The fact that I used ''ain't'' in the sentence,is just a coincidence.
     
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