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Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:58 am
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Contractions

A contraction refers to the condensing of words as they evolve through a language. They are often times easy to identify in literature and writing; however, there are some contractions most people have never heard of. As obscure as these contractions may be, they still exist and must be identified and kept in mind when composing a piece. Therefore, I will begin with the obvious and continue to some of these contractions you may not have heard of.

A short guide on contractions.

Don't = do not
Won't = will not
Can't = cannot
Shan't = shall not
Shouldn't = should not
Couldn't = could not
Should've = should have
Could've = could have
That'd = that would
It'd = it would
She'd = she would
He'd = he would
That'd've = that would have
She'd've = she would have
He'd've = he would have
That'd'n't've = that would not have
It't'n't've = it can't not have

This will guide you as you continue to contract

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Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:09 pm
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Writersdomain wrote:That'd've = that would have
She'd've = she would have
He'd've = he would have
That'd'n't've = that would not have
It't'n't've = it can't not have


Holy guacamole, I've never heard of these o_O
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Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:17 pm
Rosey Unicorn says...



Meep- They are perfectly grammatically correct, but it gets just a bit confusing the longer you go. :P
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Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:53 pm
Yuriiko says...



It't'n't've = it can't not have


Is that supposed to be "can"?

But anyway, this is a good thread and I'm quite surprised too. ^^
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Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:00 pm
Kyllorac says...



I am sad that I'd've did not make an appearance in this.
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Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:47 pm
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Kyllorac wrote:I am sad that I'd've did not make an appearance in this.


Ditto. :3
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Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:48 pm
Liveinthelight says...



That'd'n't've = that would not have
It't'n't've = it can't not have


I can only imagine writing these while taking notes quickly. xD If I had read these in a novel I would have probably stopped and stared for 5 minutes while trying to pronounce them.
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