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Tip of the Day: Ain’t may be in the dictionary but…

So many of us were told that ain’t isn’t a word and hence we shouldn’t use it. Well, it actually is in the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary (much to my surprise). However, while it may be in the dictionary, I wouldn’t recommend using it unless it’s in dialogue or in first-person narrative prose. Basically, if your character would say ain’t, then it’s fair game. Otherwise, let’s just leave ain’t as one of those words that may be in the dictionary but we shouldn’t use.

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