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 ('), as in when we shorten "He is feeling ill" to "He's feeling ill."
Some other common contractions include: aren't for are not, can't for cannot, he'll for he will, and won't for will not.
Can you think of any other contractions?
Contractions and Abbreviations Grammar Quiz
Contractions and Abbreviations Lessons: