Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

Availability

Subscriber Login

Forgotten your password?

You are looking at  1-1 of 1 chapters for:

  • 7.3.6 Contractions. x
  • 7 Grammar x
Clear All

View:

Contractions

Stacy Christiansen

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.307
Item type: 
section
A contraction consists of 2 words combined by omitting 1 or more letters (eg, can't, aren't). An apostrophe shows where the omission has occurred. Contractions are usually avoided in formal writing. ... More

View: