Contraction Vocabulary List

Contractions are formed by combining two words. The contracted word has one or more letter missing. The missing letters are replaced by an apostrophe ('). Contractions may be formed by joining an auxiliary verb with not or by joining a pronoun with an auxiliary verb. The table below lists the most common contractions next to their non-contracted forms.

Non
Contracted
Form
Contracted
Form
Non
Contracted
Form
Contracted
Form
are not aren't you have you've
cannot
can not
can't you will you'll
could not couldn't you would
you had
you'd
did not didn't he is
he has
he's
does not doesn't he will he'll
do not don't he would
he had
he'd
has not hasn't she is
she has
she's
have not hasn't she will she'll
had not hadn't she would
she had
she'd
is not isn't it is
it has
it's
should not shouldn't it will it'll
were not weren't we are we're
will not won't we have we've
would not wouldn't we will
we shall
we'll
I am I'm we would
we had
we'd
I have I've they have they've
I will
I shall
I'll they will they'll
I would
I should
I had
I'd they would
they had
they'd
you are you're

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