Thursday, 19 September 2013

Contractions in English

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Contractions in English

Today, let's talk about "contractions."

contraction is a shortened form of words or phrases.
Contractions are formed by removing one or more letters from a word or words and replacing the letter or letters with an apostrophe.
Contractions allow us to form one short word from two single words.

For example:

  • that + is => that's
  • she + has => she's
  • would + not => wouldn't
  • is + not => isn't
  • we + are => we're
Some contractions have more than one meaning.

For example: