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Contractions and Abbreviations

Sometimes, we shorten or combine words by creating contractions. 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.

We also use abbreviations to shorten words in English. This is especially common with titles. For example, we shorten the title Doctor to Dr. To show that two people are married, they use the titles Mr. and Mrs. For example, "I'd like you to meet Mr. and Mrs. Ford." All military titles are abbreviated, such as Capt. for Captain, or Sgt. for Sergeant.

Common business abbreviations in English are Co. for Company, or Corp. for Corporation. For example, "Stu has worked for Rockville Corp. for five years."

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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sanaa2000

sanaa2000

Egypt

I like and use abreviations alot,they help me in writing faster.

04:32 PM May 11 2012 |

Jjabeen

Pakistan

hi,i like this website verymuch this is very useful website to  learn english.thanks.JABEEN

07:51 AM Apr 22 2012 |

CatcheR

CatcheR

Iceland

I like to use apostrophe in my sentence, and I feel like using it a lot. Most of my sentence. :)

02:52 AM Apr 20 2012 |

Abii Idiris

Somalia

Hi i like to study this language


11:31 AM Apr 07 2012 |

Hentjie

Hentjie

Philippines

got nothing to do lol….


01:45 PM Feb 03 2012 |

KONY

KONY

Mali

dat it’s damnnnnnnn

06:53 AM Oct 17 2011 |

Abusaib

Abusaib

Sudan

i wouldn't you to go earlier

04:38 PM Mar 31 2011 |

Pratibha

Pratibha

India

they did'nt went there.

11:13 AM Feb 25 2011 |

sam_moh

sam_moh

Yemen

I'm easygoing , I don't surrender when I've an aim to be achieved  let alone my future ambition , I won't lay off my interests while it's being surrounded by my mindful mind lol :P

04:35 PM Aug 17 2010 |

noor a

Saudi Arabia

this is nice topic today  e.g don't for do not and I h'been for i have been and so on Smile

03:29 PM Jul 28 2010 |