Many people will tell you that "ain’t" represents poor (bad) English, but it’s so common in spoken English, you must learn about it because you will hear it used. "Ain’t" is a contraction of the verb "be" and the adverb, "not."
People who use the word "ain’t" are likely to use double negatives, which are not allowed in proper English:
As you may have noticed, this word always takes the same form. It’s always used for the present tense.
So, I don’t recommend that you use "ain’t," but be prepared to hear it. It’s common all over the United States, especially in rural America and the inner city.
She ain’t got no shoes.
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Published on June 3, 2014.