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Contractions and Abbreviations

Sometimes, we shorten or combine words by creating contractions. This is especially common in spoken English.

Usually, to make a contraction, we remove a letter or letters from a word and replace the letter(s) with an apostrophe ('). For example, we shorten "He is feeling ill" to "He's feeling ill."

Some other common contractions include: aren't for are not, can't for can not, he'll for he will, and won't for will not.

Can you think of any other contractions?

Contractions and Abbreviations Grammar Quiz

  1. there a lot of good movies out?

  2. taking me out to dinner for my birthday.

  3. a lunar eclipse tonight.

  4. I cannot believe that Christmas season already.

  5. I'm bummed I get the job.

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