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Contractions

Contractions

Contractions are short forms of one or two orders. An apostrophe (‘) is used in contractions.

Look at the following:
• There is- there’s
• You are- you’re
• Do not- don’t

Here are some examples.
• She’s a wonderful player.
• There’s a dog in the park.
• I don’t like tea.

Some important contractions:
• Is not- isn’t
• I am- I’m
• He is- He’s
• Cannot- Can’t
• It is- It’s
• We are- We’re
• They are- They’re
• Does not- Doesn’t
• Has not- Hasn’t
• Have not- Haven’t
• I will- I’ll
• We will- We’ll
• Let us- Let’s
• He will- He’ll
• She will- She’ll


Exercise

Choose the contracted form of the following:

1. Are not
a. Are’not
b. Are’nt
c. Aren’t
d. Ar’not

2. They are
a. There’re
b. They’re
c. The’re
d. There’are

3. Do not
a. Don’t
b. Do’not
c. Do’nt
d. Dont’

4. Let us
a. Let’us
b. Le’tus
c. Lets’
d. Let’s

5. There are
a. There’re
b. They’are
c. There’are
d. Therere’

6. Does not
a. Does’not
b. Doesn’t’
c. Does’nt
d. Doesn’t

7. I am
a. I’am
b. I’m
c. Im’
d. Iam’

8. Have not
a. Have’not
b. Have’nt
c. Have’t
d. Haven’t

9. He would
a. He’wud
b. He’would
c. He’d
d. He’wd

10. He will
a. He’ll
b. He’will
c. He’ill
d. Hew’ll


Answers

I. C
II. B
III. A
IV. D
V. A
VI. D
VII. B
VIII. D
IX. C
X. A

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