Contractions in English Grammar and Example Sentences

Contractions in English Grammar and Example Sentences


Contractions In English

In this lesson, we will examine the subject of ‘contractions in english’. Contractions; a word, a term or a special name, or more often expressed and symbolized by one or more of the letters. Contractions should be adopted, expanded and understood by all. Contractions can be contractions by removing who, which, that, and auxiliary verbs (am, is, are, was, were) in noun clauses. To contractions, who, which, that is removed.

In the sentence, auxiliary verbs (am, is, are, was, were) are dropped and an contractions is made by introducing the –ing to the basic verb. In the contract contractions of Present Perfect Tense, Past Perfect Tense and Past Simple Tense, who, which and that falls, ‘having’ is used as the auxiliary verb and the verb is given in its third form.

The reason for its use in this way is to emphasize that the action has been taken before. In passive voice sentences, who, which, that and the auxiliary verb are dropped, the verb is used in its third form. In the passive state of the present and past continuous tense stating continuity, who, which, that and the auxiliary verb (am, is, are, was, were) fall, being + V3 is brought.

Verbs can be used infinitive (“to do” structure) when used in conjunction with contractions, the first, the second, the last, and the only. If it is used with modal modes such as contract, must, can, could, the infinitive “to do” structure can be used when making contractions. If who, whom, which and that is not the subject position in the Contractions, only who, which, that is dropped without any change. We can turn a Contractions from a sentence without breaking the meaning and turn it into a phrase.

In order to shorten a Contactions, the words who, that, which must be subject in Contractions. That is, Contractions must have no other subject than these words. If there is, we cannot abbreviate that sentence.


Why Do We Use Contractions?

In normal speech, we use continuous contractions. When people talk to each other, they often have the expectation that they can use (do not, do not) contractions. Because doing this saves time. Some people are under the impression that their contractions should never appear in writing. However, this belief is totally wrong. The use of contractions is directly related to tone. In more formal correspondence assignments (such as academic reports or term papers), avoiding acronyms is a way to create a more serious tone.

Before deciding whether to use contractions in a written assignment, consider your audience and your writing intent.

Negative and Verb Contractions

Contractions are generally used with verbs such as helping, acting, doing, owning or doing. In negative sentences, we have an option between using negative contractions such as note (n’t), contracting with pronoun and verb. But we can’t do both.

Contractions in Label Questions

The tag question is usually a short question added to the end of a declarative sentence to make sure that something is done or understood. For example, “This is a tag question, right?”

Contractions are not used much in official letters such as business letters, business e-mails or essays. When you quote what someone says, you can use contractions with official text. For example:

  • Billy said, ‘I wasn’t tall when I was a child.
  • Was not = Wasn’t

We can use contractions in easy letters, easy emails, blogs and text messages. For example:

  • Dear Sister,
  • I’m miss you so. I hope you are good. I can’t wait for the day we meet. I love you.
  • I am = I’m
  • I can not = I can’t

Contractions are common in speech. It is so common that we do not always take the time to pronounce them precisely, which leads to a certain contraction error that the authors can make without care. It is often used in speech. But it should never be used as needed. Otherwise, communication problems may occur by leading to meaning impairment.


  • I’m (I’am): I’m waiting for bus and I’m very bored
  • I’ll (I will): I’ll going to Washington. Because I’ve been very important works.
  • I’ve (I have): I’ve a Iphone X. It’s very expensive.
  • I’d (I would): I’d be realist for you but I don’t belive it.
  • You’re (You are): You’re very handsome. So the girls fall in love with her.
  • You’ll (You will): You’ll going to bakery for buying a bread.
  • You’ve (You have): You’ve a bicyle. You drive very well.
  • You’d (You would): You’d do your homework in time formerly.
  • He’s (He is): He’s doctor. He’s very helpful so people loves him.
  • He’ll (He will): He’ll come to us tomorrow. He’ll come from for away
  • He’d (He would): He’d play the violin. He’d play the violin very amazing.
  • She’s (She is): She’s always late for those lessons. She’s very impassive
  • She’ll (She will): She’ll going to Spain. Because she’s want travel to Los Santos.

Here are Contraction List;

Are not Aren’t
Can not Can’t
Could not Could’t
Did not Didn’t
Does not Doesn’t
Do not Don’t
Had not Hadn’t
Has not Hasn’t
Have not Haven’t
He had He’d
He would He’d
He will He’ll
He shall He’ll
He is He’s
He has He’s
I had I’d
I would I’d
I will I’II
I shall I’ll
I am I’m
I have I’ve
Is not Isn’t
Let us Let’s
Might not Mightn’t
Must not Mustn’t
Shall not Shan’t
She had She’d
She would She’d
She will She’ll
She shall She’ll
She is She’s
Should not Shouldn’t
That is That’s
That has That’s
There is There’s
They had They’d
They would They’d
They will They’ll
They are They’re
They have They’ve
We had We’d
We would We’d
We are We’re
We have We’ve
Were not Weren’t
What will What’ll
What shall What’ll
What are What’re
What is What’s
what has What’s
What have What’ve
Where is Where’s
Where has Where’s
Who had Who’d
Who would Who’d
Who will Who’ll
Who shall Who’ll
Who are Who’re
Who is Who’s
You are You’re
You will You’ll
You have You’ve