Contractions, going to the theater

Sometimes, we shorten or combine words by creating contractions. To make a contraction, we remove a letter or letters from a word and replace the letter(s) with an apostrophe (‘). For example, we shorten “He is feeling ill” to “He’s feeling ill.”

Some other common contractions include: aren’t for are not, can’t for cannot, he’ll for he will, and won’t for will not.

In order to say I have in a shorter way, Julie says, “Wow, I’ve seen the film and I love it.” She removed the letters ha from the word have and added an apostrophe (‘).

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