Answered By: Writing Center
Last Updated: Nov 10, 2015     Views: 2

A contraction is a combination of two words where letters are replaced with an apostrophe. They are used often when speaking and in informal writing, but should be avoided in academic writing.
Examples:
he is = he's
have not = haven't
cannot = can't
are not = aren't
do not = don't
we are = we're
she will = she'll
I am = I'm
they are = they're
should have = should've
 

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