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What is a contraction?


A shortened form of a word or phrase in which an apostrophe indicates the omitted letters or words.

Don't (for "do not")
Can't (for "cannot")



2/2/2009 4:42:32 PM
jacob morrison said:

what is the contraction for over and even

10/30/2011 2:23:36 PM
shawn said:

letters that go with contraction words

2/24/2012 2:47:37 PM
Russell Pack said:

It's terrible when "it's" is used as a possessive rather than a contraction. Seems to me that it's increasingly a problem in the written language. It's just my observation, and that's about it.


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