“Ain’t ain’t a word.” Most parents in the USA say that sentence to their kids. Mine too! For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at this non-standard verb and how it is used (or shouldn’t be used) in English Conversation.
Here are the example sentences
Ain’t is used for every subject. Thus, you can say:
- I ain’t interested in football.
- We ain’t interested in football.
- He ain’t interested in football.
It’s also possible to use ain’t in a yes/no question
- Ain’t we going to the beach today?
- Ain’t he supposed to be wearing a seatbelt?
- You like my new idea? Ain’t I so smart?!
We also use ain’t got, which means don’t have.
- I ain’t got enough money to buy a new car.
- Jack said he ain’t got enough time to finish the project this week.
- I opened the fridge, and we ain’t got anthing to eat. I’m going shopping.
If you know anyone who has trouble with this English language point, why not help them out! Just share this lesson with them. Thanks for studying today!