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Contractions

Contractions are a combination of two words. Often they are a pronoun and a verb. But not all verbs can be combined with a pronoun to form a contraction. Use only these verbs: havehasisareamwould, and will. Look how these verbs form contractions with the pronouns:

Pronounhave/hasis/are/amwould/will
II’veI’mI’d/I’ll
youyou’veyou’reyou’d/you’ll
hehe’she’she’d/he’ll
sheshe’sshe’sshe’d/she’ll
itit’sit’sN/A
wewe’vewe’rewe’d/we’ll
theythey’vethey’rethey’d/they’ll
whowho’swho’swho’d/who’ll

Certain verbs form contractions with the negative word not:

VerbContraction
arearen’t
cancan’t
couldcouldn’t
diddidn’t
dodon’t
doesdoesn’t
hashasn’t
havehaven’t
isisn’t
mustmustn’t
needneedn’t
shouldshouldn’t
waswasn’t
wereweren’t
willwon’t
wouldwouldn’t

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