Contraction

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

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 | edit source]

Regular verbs[change | edit source]

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

Helping verbs[change | edit source]

  • I will = I'll
  • He will = He'll

Negative contractions[change | edit source]

Be[change | edit source]

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

Do[change | edit source]

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

Helping Verbs[change | edit 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 | edit source]

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