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Contractions

Author: Pencil Case  Date: 13 July 2021

A list of common contractions:

  1. ain't – am not
  2. aren't – are not
  3. ‘bout – about
  4. cannot – can not
  5. can't – cannot
  6. cap’n – captain
  7. ’cept – except
  8. could've – could have
  9. couldn't – could not
  10. couldn't've – could not have
  11. didn't – did not
  12. doesn't – does not
  13. don't – do not/does not
  14. e'en – even
  15. e'er – ever
  16. 'em – them
  17. everybody's – everybody is
  18. everyone's – everyone is
  19. g'day – good day
  20. hadn't – had not
  21. had've – had have
  22. hasn't – has not
  23. haven't – have not
  24. he'd – he had/he would
  25. he'll – he shall/he will
  26. he's – he has/he is
  27. here's – here is
  28. how'd – how did/how would
  29. how'll – how will
  30. how're – how are
  31. how's – how has/how is/how does
  32. I'd – I had/I would
  33. I'd've – I would have
  34. I'll – I shall/I will
  35. I'm – I am
  36. I've – I have
  37. isn't – is not
  38. it'd – it would
  39. it'll – it shall/it will
  40. it's – it has/it is
  41. let's – let us
  42. ma'am – madam
  43. may've – may have
  44. might've – might have
  45. mustn't – must not
  46. mustn't've – must not have
  47. must've – must have
  48. needn't – need not
  49. o'clock – of the clock
  50. o'er – over
  51. ol' – old
  52. she'd – she had/she would
  53. she'll – she shall/she will
  54. she's – she has/she is
  55. should've – should have
  56. shouldn't – should not
  57. shouldn't've – should not have
  58. somebody's – somebody has/somebody is
  59. someone's – someone has/someone is
  60. something's – something has/something is
  61. so’ve – so have
  62. that'll – that shall/that will
  63. that're – that are
  64. that's – that has/that is
  65. that'd – that would/that had
  66. there'd – there had/there would
  67. there'll – there shall/there will
  68. there're – there are
  69. there's – there has/there is
  70. these're – these are
  71. these've – these have
  72. they'd – they had/they would
  73. they'll – they shall/they will
  74. they're – they are/they were
  75. they've – they have
  76. ’til – until
  77. 'twas – it was
  78. 'tween – between
  79. wasn't – was not
  80. we'd – we had/we would/ we did
  81. we'd've – we would have
  82. we'll – we shall/we will
  83. we're – we are
  84. we've – we have
  85. weren't – were not
  86. what'd – what did
  87. what'll – what shall/what will
  88. what's – what has/what is/what does
  89. what've – what have
  90. when's – when has/when is
  91. where'd – where did
  92. where'll – where shall/where will
  93. where're – where are
  94. where's – where has/where is/where does
  95. where've – where have
  96. which'll – which shall/which will
  97. which've – which have
  98. who'd – who would/who had/who did
  99. who'd've – who would have
  100. who'll – who shall/who will
  101. who're – who are
  102. who's – who has/who is/who does
  103. who've – who have
  104. why'd – why did
  105. why're – why are
  106. why's – why has/why is/why does
  107. won't – will not
  108. would've – would have
  109. wouldn't – would not
  110. wouldn't've – would not have
  111. y'all – you all
  112. yes’m – yes ma’am/yes madam
  113. you'd – you had/you would
  114. you'll – you shall/you will
  115. you're – you are
  116. you've – you have

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