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  1. 这个跟那个不一样。 From a native online teacher.

  2. 这个跟那个不是一样。 If I formed it myself.

  3. 我们不是一样。 If I formed it myself.

  4. 我们不一样。 If I followed the similarity of 1 above.

I know the first one got to be correct. what about the rest?

Edited: I just happened to use the negative 不 in those sentences. But my question also applied to without the 不.

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'不一样' (is not the same) is a set phrase, functions the same as '是不一样的' therefore 是 is redundant in '不是一样'

Either '这个跟那个不一样' or '这个跟那个是不一样的', but not '这个跟那个不是一样'

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In Chinese, an adjective can be used as predicate, and does not have to be accompanied by the Be verbs (am/is/are) or similar verbs (become/turn/...).

For example,

她(She)很(very)漂亮(beautiful), "is" is omitted after "she".

花儿(Flowers)红了(red), "turned" is omitted after "flowers".

我们(We)不(not)一样(the same), "are" is omitted after "we".

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