Contraction

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A contraction is a word that is made up of two or more words that are connected together. One or more letters are removed from the words when they are connected. One or more apostrophes are added in the location letters are removed. For example, an apostrophe goes in place of the o in not when "do not" is shortened to "don't".

Pronoun + verb contractions[change | change source]

Regular verbs[change | change source]

  • You are - Since now you can't say "you're".

Helping verbs[change | change source]

  • I will = I'll
  • He will = He'll

Negative contractions[change | change source]

Be[change | change source]

  • Are not = aren't
  • Is not = isn't

Do[change | change source]

  • Do not = don't
  • Did not = didn't

Helping Verbs[change | change source]

  • Cannot or Can Not = can't
  • Could not = couldn't
  • Shall not = shan't
  • Should not = shouldn't
  • Might not = mightn't
  • Must not = mustn't
  • Will not = won't
  • Would not = wouldn't
  • He did = he'd

Have[change | change source]

  • Has not = hasn't
  • Have not = haven't
  • Had not = hadn't