Why aren't you nice to OR why are you not nice to...

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atakeris

Senior Member
Latvian
Hello,

Why aren't you nice to your brother? OR why are you not nice to your brother?

Which one is correct?
 
  • Englishmypassion

    Senior Member
    India - Hindi
    Both are correct, but the second construction is used in writing and formal English more commonly, while the construction with the contraction is used more commonly in speech and sounds more natural in informal English. So, 1 is preferable.
     
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