Definition of aren't in English:
- The battles in the party aren't about ideology but about the only question that matters.
- These seem like irrelevant questions, but they aren't that far off from relevancy.
- After all, how can anyone respond to questions that they aren't aware of having been asked?
The contraction aren’t is used in standard English to mean ‘am not’ in questions, as in I’m right, aren’t I? Outside of questions, it is incorrect to use aren’t to mean ‘am not’ (for example, I aren’t going is clearly wrong). The nonstandard (although logical) form amn’t is restricted to Scottish, Irish, and dialect use.
Definition of aren't in:
- British & World English dictionary
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