Saturday, March 14, 2015

Common Word Contractions – Put Two Words Together!

Many times contractions are challenging for readers and writers; however, I think it is much easier to see how contractions work if you can visualize both words and then learn how they are put together in an abbreviated fashion.

Many contractions are misused. In general, an apostrophe is used to denote a contraction or to show ownership or possession. If you come upon a word with an apostrophe and it does not indicate possession, it may help to ask yourself, "Can I divide this word into two separate words?" For example, you would use were in the sentence, "They were traveling south," but you would use the word we're in the sentence, "We're (we are) traveling east"

This set of 15 flash cards highlight 15 common word contractions, first showing the two words by themselves, and then showing the contraction.

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Common Word Contractions

Language Arts Practice with Contractions

Contraction for did not

Didn't

Contraction for have not

Haven't

Contraction for will not

Won't

Contraction for I will

I'll

Contraction for she will

She'll

Contraction for they will

They'll

Contraction for it is

It's

Contraction for that is

That's

Contraction for who is

Who's

Contraction for he would

He'd

Contraction for I would

I'd

Contraction for they would

They'd

Contraction for we are

We're

Contraction for they are

They're

Contraction for we would

We'd

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