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Grade 9
Sep 5, 2022

A contraction is a precise form of a group of words. 

A contraction is a combination of two or more words.  

In a contraction, an apostrophe (’) takes the position of missing letters. 

Contractions are utilized in both written and oral communication. 

There are affirmative contractions, negative contractions, modal auxiliary verb contractions, and several other random contractions. 

  • Positive Contractions: A positive contraction designate a positive meaning. 
  • Negative Contractions: A negative contraction designates a negative meaning. 

Types of Contractions:  

1. Subject Pronoun + Verb 

  • Subject Pronoun + “to be”s 
  • Subject Pronoun + “have” 
  • Subject Pronoun + “will”  
  • Subject Pronoun + “would” or “had”  

2. Interrogative adverbs 

3. Verb + “not” 

4. Informal Contractions 



I am = I’m I have = I’ve I will = I’ll 

he is = he’s you have = you’ve he will = he’ll 

she is = she’s we have = we’ve she will = she’ll 

it is = it’s they have = they’ve it will = it’ll 

we are = we’re he has = he’s we will = we’ll 

you are = you’re she has = she’s you will = you’ll 

they are = they’re it has = it’s they will = they’ll 



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