Short forms of the verb to be


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Hello. I'm asking because I just want to make sure I'm right :D in one of the grammar books I have seen there is only one possible negative form of the verb TO be " is she rich "? No she isn't. The book says no she's not would be incorrect. Whereas it would be correct when used in the continuous present. Is she singing ? No she's not/ no she isn't .
  • Loob

    Senior Member
    English UK
    Hello Poland91.
    As an answer to "Is she rich?", "No she's not" is absolutely fine.
    That book is wrong, I'm afraid:(.
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