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2021.09.08 10:49
Common English contractions and their meanings:

Isn’t = is not
Won’t = will not
Should’ve = should have
Would’ve = would have
It’s = it is (some people use this as the possessive form of “it”, but that is incorrect)
Haven’t = have not
Couldn’t = could not
Ain’t = are not/am not (this is informal and used widely in the southern US)
Shouldn’t = should not
Wouldn’t = would not
Could’ve = could have
Can’t = cannot
Hasn’t = has not
(If I forgot any common ones, feel free to put them in the comments)
If you have any questions about these, feel free to ask them in the comments or DM me
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Comments

  • Elio 2021.09.08 11:24

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    Thanks for this information
  • Dillion 2021.09.08 11:27

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    @Elio you’re welcome, there’s more that aren’t on this list by the way
  • Orangenice 2021.09.08 12:01

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    Thanks
  • Dillion 2021.09.08 12:02

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    @Orangenice you’re welcome
  • Cindymoon 2021.09.08 12:51

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    When I will writer an essay, Can I use contractions or no? Thanks for the post
  • Saba 2021.09.08 12:56

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    I'm = I am I'll= I will (It can be used with she/he/it etc.. like she'll/he'll/it'll etc)
  • Dillion 2021.09.08 13:02

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    @Saba thanks, I knew I forgot something
  • Dillion 2021.09.08 13:03

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    @Cindymoon you can, but use them sparingly, and try to use the formal versions of words whenever possible
  • Saba 2021.09.08 13:06

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    You're most welcome 🙂
  • Cindymoon 2021.09.08 13:18

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    @Dillion Thank you!
  • Dillion 2021.09.08 13:29

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    @Cindymoon you’re welcome
  • Scarlett 2021.09.08 21:18

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    If its it's not the possessive for of "it" What is it then?
  • Dillion 2021.09.08 21:27

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    @Scarlett The possessive of “it” is just “its”
  • Scarlett 2021.09.08 21:57

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    @Dillion ooh, thank u ☺
  • Francisca 2021.09.09 01:50

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    Thank u 😊🙌

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