ESL – Contractions in Speech  – Part 2

19 November

Contractions in Speech      Part 2


Standard Contractions in English

Following our previous look in Contractions in Speech Part 1 (a couple of weeks ago), here is the promised list.

aren’t are not
can’t cannot
couldn’t could not
could’ve could have
didn’t did not
doesn’t does not
don’t do not
e’er ever
hadn’t had not
hasn’t has not
haven’t have not
he’d he had; he would
he’ll he will; he shall
he’s he is; he has
I’d I had; I would
I’ll I will; I shall
I’m I am
I’ve I have
isn’t is not
it’d it would
it’ll it shall; it will
it’s it is; it has
let’s let us
ma’am madam
mightn’t might not
might’ve might have
mustn’t must not
must’ve must have
‘n’ and
needn’t need not
ne’er never
o’er over
ol’ old
oughtn’t ought not
shan’t shall not
she’d she had; she would
she’ll she will; she shall
she’s she is; she has
shouldn’t should not
should’ve should have
that’d that would
that’s that is; that has
there’d there had; there would
there’ll there shall; there will
there’s there has; there is
they’d they had; they would
they’ll they will; they shall
they’re they are
they’ve they have
’twas it was
wasn’t was not
we’d we had; we would
we’ll we will
we’re we are
we’ve we have
weren’t were not
what’ll what will; what shall
what’re what are
what’s what is; what has; what does
what’ve what have
where’d where did
where’s where is; where has
who’d who had; who would
who’ll who will; who shall
who’s who is; who has
who’ve who have
why’d why did
won’t will not
wouldn’t would not
would’ve would have
you’d you had; you would
you’ll you will; you shall
you’re you are
you’ve you have
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