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The use of contractions in speaking and writing is explained in this lesson.

Amirtha Devarajan
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hi, Dr.Roman.(I.A.S)....whats up? could you please give some tips to deal with "frustrations" and "regrets"?
I am not able to speak In a correct manner, I will not or I am not, I'll not or I'm not. I don't how to pronounce and how to use short things, I am In delimma. To be honest, plz plz plz help me, make me understand,
  1. Contractions Presented by Amirtha Devarajarn


  2. Contractions List I am I'm You are = You're They are- They're (not to be confused with there or their) Do not Don't Would have = Would've She would = she'd He would He'd Will not-Won't Cannot- Can't Should not Shouldn't It is = It's (not to be confused with its, the possessive) Is not Isn't


  3. Contractions with I, you, he, she, it, we, and they re = are (you're, we're, they're) 's = is and has (he's, she's, it's) 've = have (ve, you've, we've, they've) 'll = will (I'll, you'll, he'll, she'll, it'll, we'll, they'll) 'd = had and would (I'd, you'd, he'd, she'd, it'd, we'd, they'd)


  4. Examples of Contractions Used in Classic Literature It's the Black Sea in a midnight gale.- It's the unnatural combat of the four primal elements.-It's a blasted heath.-It's a Hyperborean winter scen breaking-up of the icebound stream of Time. - Moby Dick I earnestly expressed my hope that he wouldn't, and held tighter to the tombstone on which he had put me; partly to keep myself upon it; partly, to keep myself from crying e.- It's the Great Expectations


  5. hen it is not Okay to use Contractions Cs Do notuse contractions in documents that serve very formal purposes, such as legal contracts, submissions to professional publications Try to minimize the use of contractions in documents that will be read by people who speak English as a foreign language because they can confuse non-native speakers End of Sentence Contractions: Incorrect "It is what it's. Correct: "It is what it is looking like. Correct: "It is what it is." Incorrect. "You said they didn't want to go, well, they're." Correct: "You said they didn'twant to go, well, they're going Correct: "You said they didn't want to go, well, they are.