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Grammar, Punctuation, and Style
1.20 Contractions with Verbs

Contractions are a short way to write two words, such as I'm, she's, it's, they're .

Examples:
I am = I'm
it is = it's
you are = you're
we are = we're
they are = they're
she is = she's
he is = he's
was not = wasn't
were not = weren't
have not = haven't
has not = hasn't
would not = wouldn't
he will = he'll
could not = couldn't
I have = I've
can not = can't
you will = you'll
let us = let's
I will = I'll
does not = doesn't
that is = that's
will not = won't
did not = didn't
they have = they've
are not = aren't
should not = shouldn't
is not = isn't
do not = don't


Directions: Choose the words for which a contraction can be written. Rewrite the sentences using the contractions. As a homework, read a book and find at least five sentences containing contractions with verbs.
Q 1: He would like Molly to be with him.
to be
He would
would like

Q 2: You will always like to read books about climate.
will always
You will
always like

Q 3: I have never seen a Sally sing so well.
never seen
have never
I have

Q 4: I would like to ride a pony one day.
I would
would like
ride pony

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