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Contractions
1. A contraction is a combination of two words.
2. In a contraction, an apostrophe (’) takes the place of missing letters.
3. There are affirmative contractions and negative contractions.
Affirmative Contractions
Pronoun
I
you
we
they
he
she
it
there
that

+ to be
I am
you are
we are
they are
he is
she is
it is
there is:
that is

I’m
you’re
we’re
they’re
he’s
she’s
it’s
there’s
that’s

+ would
I’d
you’d
we’d
they’d
he’d
she’d
it’d
there’d
this’d

+ will
I’ll
you’ll
we’ll
they’ll
he’ll
she’ll
it’ll
there’ll
this’ll

Directions: Replace the underlined words with an affirmative or negative contraction.
Example: I am

I’m

happy to meet you.

1) We will ________ see you at English class next week!
2) There is

________ no milk in the refrigerator.

3) There will ________ be time to chat later.
4) It is ________ raining today.
5) I think it will _________ snow later.
6) I was not ________ home last night.
7) Mary does not _________ eat meat.
8) Donald cannot _________ swim.
9) The store will not _________ open early.
10) James and Joe have not _________ left yet.
11) You should not _________ cheat.
12) Jose has not _________ taken out the trash yet.
13) I could not _________ do it even if I tried.
14) He is _________ almost twenty one years old.
15) I am _________ as old as he is.
16) English is not ________ very hard!

Negative Contractions
Verb + not
do not
does not
did not
is not
are not
was not
were not
has not
have not
had not
will not
would not
can not
could not
should

Contraction
don’t
doesn’t
didn’t
isn’t
aren’t
wasn’t
weren’t
hasn’t
haven’t
hadn’t
won’t
wouldn’t
can’t
couldn’t
shouldn’t

A contraction is a combination of two or more words. There are affirmative contractions. In a contraction. and several other random contractions. negative contractions modal auxiliary verb contractions.org Name________________ Date________________ Contractions 1. Affirmative Contractions Pronoun I you he she it we they that who what where when why how +Be I'm I am you're you are he's he is she's she is it's (or 'tis) it is we're we are they're they are that's that is who's who is what's/what're what is/what are where's where is when's when is why's why is how's how is +Will I'll I will you'll you will he'll he will she'll she will it'll it will we'll we will they'll they will that'll that will who'll who will what'll what will where'll where will when'll when will why'll why will how'll how will +Would I'd I would you'd you would he'd he would she'd she would it'd it would we'd we would they'd they would that'd that would who'd who would what'd what would where'd where would when'd when would why'd why would how'd how would +Have I've I have you've you have he's he has she's she has it's it has we've we have they've they have that's that has who's who has what's what has where's where has when's when has why's why has how's how has +Had I'd I had you'd you had he'd he had she'd she had it'd it had we'd we had they'd they had that'd that had who'd who had what'd what had where'd where had when'd when had why'd why had how'd how had . 2.englishforeveryone. an apostrophe (’) takes the place of missing letters. 3.

Negative Contractions Word + Not is not are not was not were not have not has not had not will not would not do not does not did not cannot could not should not might not must not CONTRACTION isn't aren't wasn't weren't haven't hasn't hadn't won't wouldn't don't doesn't didn't can't couldn't shouldn't mightn't mustn't Modal Contractions Modal Auxiliaries would have should have could have might have must have CONTRACTION would've should've could've might've must've Other Contractions Random Words of of the clock madam never-do-well cat-of-nine-tails jack-of-the-lantern will-of-the-wisp it was CONTRACTION o' o'clock ma'am ne'er-do-well cat-o'-nine-tails jack-o'-lantern will-o'-the-wisp 'twas (archaic) .