What You Need to Know About Contractions? | Useful Contractions List

Contractions in English! Learn the definition and a full list of commonly used informal contractions that you could use in your texting or conversation with ESL images.

What Are Contractions?

  • A contraction is a shortened version of the written and spoken forms of a word, syllable, or word group, created by omission of internal letters and sounds, i.e. I will = I’ll; can not = can’t.
  • Such two-word contractions are commonly used in spoken English.
  • They are like reductions of words, but also have omissions of vowels, consonants or both and are linked to the words on one or both sides.

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List of Contractions

Here is a list of some common contractions in English:

  • I’m (I am)
  • you’re (you are)
  • he’s (he is)
  • she’s (she is)
  • it’s (it is)
  • we’re (we are)
  • they’re (they are)
  • can’t (cannot)
  • don’t (do not)
  • won’t (will not)
  • isn’t (is not)
  • aren’t (are not)
  • let’s (let us)
  • 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)
  • I’ve (I have)
  • you’ve (you have)
  • we’ve (we have)
  • they’ve (they have)
  • haven’t (have not)
  • hasn’t (has not)
  • hadn’t (had not)
  • who’s (who is)
  • that’s (that is)
  • there’s (there is)
  • here’s (here is)
  • what’s (what is)
  • how’s (how is)
  • when’s (when is)
  • where’s (where is)
  • why’s (why is)
  • would’ve (would have)
  • could’ve (could have)
  • should’ve (should have)
  • might’ve (might have)
  • must’ve (must have)
  • who’ve (who have)

Informal Contractions | Images

These kind of words are short forms of other words that people use when speaking casually. They are not exactly slang, but they are a little like slang.

For example, “gonna” is a short form of “going to”. If you say “going to” very fast, without carefully pronouncing each word, it can sound like “gonna”.

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