WHAT IS A CONTRACTION?
The word contract means to squeeze together and makesmaller.A contraction is a word made of two words that are put together and then made shorter, or simply making two words into one.
Contractions are structure words that are reduced or shortened, i.e. I will = I’ll; can not =can’t.
Such two-word contractions are commonly used in spoken English.
Standard Contractions in English
Most Used Contractions
Informal Contractions in English
Informal contractions are short forms of other words that people use when speaking casually.
They are not exactly slang, but they are a little like slang.