What is Contractions?

Contractions in English are words or phrases that are shortened by dropping one or more letters and replacing the letter or letters with an apostrophe (').

Where are contractions used?

Contractions are used in speech and in informal writing.

Contractions Examples:

  1. What is you father name? ↦ What's your father name?
  2. Sony can not do the job well. ↦ Sony can't do the job well.
In the following, list of important contractions in English.
  • is not ↦ isn't
  • are not ↦ aren't
  • was not ↦ wasn't
  • were not ↦ weren't
  • has not ↦ hasn't
  • have not ↦ haven't
  • had not ↦ hadn't
  • need not ↦ needn't
  • ought not ↦ oughtn't

  • cannot ↦ can't
  • could not ↦ couldn't
  • could have ↦ could've

  • do not ↦ don't
  • did not ↦ didn't
  • does not ↦ doesn't

  • you are ↦ you're
  • you have ↦ you've
  • you had/ you would ↦ you'd
  • you will/ you shall ↦ you'l

  • I am ↦ I'm
  • I have ↦ I've
  • I had/ I would ↦ I'd
  • I will/ I shall ↦ I'll

  • he is/ he has ↦ he's
  • he had/ he would ↦ he'd
  • he will/ he shall ↦ he'll

  • she is/ she has ↦ she's
  • she had/ she would ↦ she'd
  • she will/ she shall ↦ she'll

  • we are ↦ we're
  • we have ↦ we've
  • we had/ we would ↦ we'd
  • we will ↦ we'll

  • let us ↦ let's
  • it is/ it has ↦ it's
  • it was ↦ 'twas
  • it shall/ it will ↦ it'll
  • it would ↦ it'd

  • might not ↦ mightn't
  • might have ↦ might've

  • must not ↦ mustn't
  • must have ↦ must've

  • never ↦ ne'er
  • ever ↦ e'er
  • over ↦ o'er
  • old ↦ ol'
  • madam ↦ ma'am

Contractions
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  • shall not ↦ shan't
  • will not ↦ won't

  • should not ↦ shouldn't
  • should have ↦ should've
  • would not ↦ wouldn't
  • would have ↦ would've

  • that would ↦ that'd
  • that is/ that has ↦ that's

  • there had/ there would ↦ there'd
  • there shall/ there will ↦ there'll
  • there has/ there is ↦ there's

  • they are ↦ they’re
  • they have ↦ they've
  • they had/ they would ↦ they'd
  • they will/ they shall ↦ they'll

  • where did ↦ where'd
  • where is/ where has ↦ where's

  • why is ↦ why’s
  • why will ↦ Why’ll
  • why did/ why had/ why would ↦ why'd

  • what are ↦ what're
  • what is/ what has/ what does ↦ what's
  • what have ↦ what've
  • what will/ what shall ↦ what'll

  • how will ↦ how’ll

  • when will ↦ when’ll

  • these would ↦ these’d

  • who had/ who would ↦ who'd
  • who will/ who shall ↦ who'll
  • who is/ who has ↦ who's
  • who have ↦ who've
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