Tag: contractions

36 Is Let us = Let's? 2015-08-20T11:36:06.197

26 There's vs There are 2014-11-11T13:22:55.123

23 "Do never..." vs. "Do not ever..." 2017-03-16T12:07:51.857

21 Is it common to use "gonna" in written English and even in business English? 2013-01-24T08:40:07.503

21 is "I'll" correct as a short answer? 2017-01-11T19:48:42.557

15 Are double contractions formal? Eg: "couldn't've" for "could not have" 2019-05-08T08:05:09.827

14 What is a plural of "To-Do"? "To-Dos" or "To-Does"? 2016-09-29T15:37:17.753

13 What do 'er and patch 'er up mean? 2018-08-03T14:14:05.447

11 How to choose a proper contraction "it's not" versus "it isn't"? 2013-02-21T06:32:16.940

11 Why don't we contract "it is" in "If it is, then..." 2014-06-20T19:29:08.183

11 Can we use "there is" for plural nouns? 2014-08-11T07:32:45.113

11 Can we say or write : "No, it'sn't"? 2019-03-29T11:15:25.310

10 Can I always use "'d" as contraction of "did"? 2013-07-13T17:44:40.020

9 Question sentences involving negation 2014-03-21T12:43:32.293

9 I heard this very often, "...aren't I" 2014-07-21T20:09:34.057

9 When the contraction can't be used 2015-02-10T08:44:47.673

9 What is the meaning of "spec'd" in "That will ensure that the input is not driven to a non spec'd value"? 2016-02-08T09:21:45.950

8 Appropriate usage of "can't" and "cannot" 2013-02-01T07:26:18.967

8 Can I ask "Is not he calling me"? 2014-12-14T19:33:53.693

8 Using ('s) for "is" 2015-05-11T08:19:54.153

8 Can I contract "Where are"? 2015-07-30T20:59:34.013

8 "I'd better" or "it would be better"? 2015-12-17T15:11:15.633

8 When can't we shorten It is to It's 2016-12-06T07:00:32.083

8 Agreed or agree? 2018-03-03T06:57:22.607

7 In the expression "There's got to be some" what does the 's stand for? 2017-08-29T14:31:41.203

7 Using contractions correctly in Grammar like the word "weren't" when asking a question 2018-05-28T18:38:31.657

6 Is it uncommon to end a sentence with a contraction? 2013-02-18T07:11:22.270

6 what is the difference between 'em and them 2014-05-13T13:12:03.787

6 About English practice for writing in forums 2015-05-14T22:55:03.683

6 can we contract "The dog across the street is big." to "The dog across the street's big."? 2016-05-19T04:58:38.237

6 We got a PM who’s [sic] 93 years old 2018-05-27T03:35:21.017

5 Is it grammatical to say, "If it isn't X, then what is?" 2013-02-20T09:35:37.057

5 What does "do't" mean? 2013-03-16T03:35:11.787

5 Use of "shan't" in speech 2013-04-07T13:07:08.267

5 "You are" vs. "you're" — what is the difference between them? 2014-07-24T02:37:23.963

5 What is "soon's"? 2015-08-13T13:56:42.453

4 "I'll not" vs "I won't" - when is which preferred? 2013-01-24T22:20:06.363

4 Ain't and negatives 2013-07-25T18:34:41.627

4 He's 16 and she's 14. 2014-02-22T23:08:23.750

4 What are the rules for use of contractions? 2014-12-19T13:18:33.807

4 Is there any short form of "am not"? 2015-08-20T11:44:49.697

4 "A little something something"? 2015-08-31T11:48:41.163

4 Is 'if there's any' grammatical in this sentence? 2016-10-15T16:56:24.020

4 Contractions and their unabbreviated forms in sentences 2017-01-27T03:23:30.427

4 "Aren't" instead "am not" for first person singular 2017-05-29T16:08:09.703

4 When "he's gone" means "he's dead", is it a contraction of "he is" or "he has"? 2019-08-09T16:09:31.483

3 Is "don't" considered informal In writing? 2013-12-12T02:21:16.363

3 "mightn't have" and "might not have" 2014-03-24T00:20:34.483

3 Factors governing the avoidance of contracted forms such as we're, I'm or didn't and wouldn't 2015-02-12T13:52:42.753

3 "She would of been a good woman" 2015-02-23T14:01:40.410

3 What is the tense of "it's supposed to be"? 2015-06-10T16:44:40.547

3 "Forecastle/fo'c's'le/fo'c'sle" - number of apostrophes and do you have to contract with speech? 2015-07-01T06:24:09.687

3 The reason to write "o'clock" 2015-11-18T21:47:59.800

3 "This gift's for you" to mean "This gift is for you" 2016-09-06T09:03:21.567

3 Definition of " Wan't " 2016-10-14T13:31:17.650

3 Contraction in present perfect 2017-04-22T14:59:51.900

3 Contraction of were as 're 2017-06-24T01:35:17.370

3 Want To vs Wanna 2018-03-26T14:32:21.170

3 How does one pronounce I'd've? 2018-05-14T01:03:23.323

3 Are contractions discouraged in formal writing? 2019-08-09T15:32:11.720

3 Why do we add an apostrophe to "gon'"? 2019-11-29T19:47:36.577

2 What's the original form for 'there's' in this sentenece? 2013-04-20T03:01:41.317

2 How should I ask about a contraction meaning? 2013-12-14T17:41:02.750

2 Present Perfect Contracted Negative Forms such as "He hasn't" vs "He's not" + (past participle, been+present participle) 2014-01-14T10:14:03.633

2 A number with contraction - is it valid? 2014-10-30T06:40:06.473

2 help me make sense of the following sentence 2014-12-18T12:37:14.060

2 Will you not, or Will not (won't) you? 2015-03-11T00:25:06.683

2 Ain't = have not 2015-04-22T08:26:15.410

2 Possessive 's VS is 's 2015-05-19T00:11:10.290

2 Is "'ve to" instead of "have to" correct? 2016-04-30T14:55:25.760

2 "Isn't it?" Vs "Is it not?" 2016-08-10T16:22:54.897

2 How to understand this sentence if it contains "nor" without "either"? 2016-09-26T03:53:29.227

2 Why is "... how it's to be a child" incorrect? 2016-11-19T17:52:38.217

2 "...which I did.", "...but I'm not." - are they correct? 2016-11-29T18:42:40.177

2 "I've not" vs. "I haven't" — is one preferred? 2017-02-21T18:35:29.213

2 <'d> contraction — is it short for "would" or "had"? 2017-02-28T09:28:12.303

2 Is it ok to short words more than one time, like I'ven't? 2017-05-30T17:36:04.133

2 When can we use short forms of be? 2019-01-13T04:05:36.053

2 Weak and strong "You're" 2020-01-18T15:02:02.470

1 “Bloomin'” instead of “blooming” 2013-12-22T09:14:40.500

1 "Your" vs "You are" 2014-08-18T07:36:01.150

1 Does this contraction exist in English? 2015-02-16T08:06:54.227

1 "Let's just say" expression clarification 2015-02-20T15:21:37.490

1 Contractions - i will and it would 2015-03-14T13:58:18.683

1 Emphasis: don't vs. do not; aren't vs. are not 2015-08-03T03:16:36.430

1 is this subject repetition incorrect or just inelegant? 2015-08-20T17:56:05.790

1 Negative interrogative contractions 2016-05-09T00:27:04.670

1 If Ida Been Here, Ida Been There 2016-07-18T13:45:03.837

1 Using "gonna" instead of "going to" 2016-10-06T00:18:40.810

1 Is willn't ever used? 2016-12-14T07:12:35.833

1 His/Her name's with name and surname 2017-02-11T11:05:00.893

1 Negative deduction 2017-06-05T10:26:37.240

1 Using "is" contraction for common nouns 2017-06-05T21:58:29.343

1 "Why do you not give" Vs "Why do not you give" 2017-07-28T22:01:58.843

1 Double contractions 2017-08-28T17:11:23.240

1 "here's it" versus "here it's" 2017-10-03T15:27:31.270

1 "This's" instead of "this is" 2017-10-24T06:21:08.500

1 where can I use aren't? 2017-12-05T12:29:37.567

1 Think somebody + adjective 2018-02-26T05:28:42.313