Rick
What is a contraction in English grammar?
Jun 28, 2010 6:19 AM
Answers · 2
Contraction = short form In everyday spoken English forms of the verb 'to be' and other auxiliary verbs are usually contracted. In short forms we use 'm (= am), 're (= are), 's (= is/has), 've (= have), 'd (= had/would) and n't (= not) in combination with other words.
June 28, 2010
A contraction is when you make a word shorter. For example, "do not" is shortened to "don't" and also, "I have" is shortened to "I've"
June 28, 2010
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