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Contractions 

Contractions

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Stacy Christiansen

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Contractions

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.

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