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Are they cooks?
1. No, they are not.
2. No, they're not.
3. No, they aren't.
[Are the three answers grammatical?]

4. Max isn't my pet.
5. Max's not my pet.
[Is #5 grammatical?]

6. Betty and I aren't late for school.
7. Betty and I're not late for school.
[Is #7 grammatical?]

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1-6 are fine.

7 is not.

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posted by MS
Mar 1, 2019 at 10:05am


Thank you.

4. Max isn't my pet.
5. Max's not my pet.
[Is #5 grammatical?]
5-1. Max' not my pet. [What about this one?]
How do you pronounce "Max's"?

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  1. 4. Max isn't my pet. <~~OK
    5. Max's not my pet. <~~OK
    [Is #5 grammatical?] <~~Basically, yes, but used more in speech than in writing.
    5-1. Max' not my pet. [What about this one?] <~~No
    How do you pronounce "Max's"? <~~It sounds like "Maxes"

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