Common Contractions in the English Language
Following is a list of commonly used contractions, their full form, and an example sentence showing their use:
Aren’t—- ———-Are not————– They aren’t coming with us to the store.
Can’t—————Cannot—————They can’t come with us to the store.
Didn’t————–Did not—————She didn’t want to come with us.
Don’t—————Do not————— Don’t you want to come with us?
Doesn’t————Does not————- He doesn’t have time to come along.
Hadn’t————-Had not————– They hadn’t been to this store before today.
Hasn’t————-Has not—————She hasn’t made up her mind yet.
Haven’t————Have not————-I haven’t decided whether I will go or not.
Isn’t—————-Is not—————- He isn’t planning to come along.
Mustn’t————-Must not————-You mustn’t stay up past your bedtime.
Needn’t————-Need not————-You needn’t worry about your friend.
Shouldn’t———–Should not———–Children shouldn’t walk to the store alone.
Wasn’t————– Was not————-Tom wasn’t planning to go with us.
Weren’t————-Were not————You weren’t at the store when we got there.
Won’t————— Will not————- Barbara won’t miss us while we are gone.
Wouldn’t————Would not———-Grandpa wouldn’t let us walk to the store alone.
Let’s—————–Let us————– Let’s go to the store.
I’m—————— I am—————- I’m ready to go now.
I’ll—————— I will—————-I’ll go to the store tomorrow.
I’ve—————– I have————– I’ve been to the store already.
I’d—————— I had or I would—-I’d already been by the time she came or I’d like to go.
She’ll/He’ll———-She/He will——— She’ll go, too.
She’s/He’s———- She/He is or has— He’s going to come or She’s been gone for a while.
She’d/He’d———-She/He had or would————-She’d like to come or He’d been gone for a long time.
You’re————– You are————- You’re welcome to come along.
You’ll————— You will————- You’ll see her when we go to the store.
You’d————— You had or would– You’d been there before, right? or You’d better leave.
You’ve————– You have————You’ve been a blessing throughout this situation.
We’re————— We are————- We’re leaving now.
We’ll—————- We will————- We’ll go to the store later.
We’d—————- We had or would— We’d been down that road before or We’d love to come!
We’ve————— We have————We’ve enjoyed your company.
They’ll————– They will————They’ll enjoy going along.
They’re————- They are————They’re planning to make the trip.
They’d————– They had or would—They’d been there before or They’d enjoy seeing it again.
They’ve————- They have———- They’ve enjoyed the trip so far.
It’s—————— It is—————– It’s a joy to travel with my kids.
It’ll—————— It will————— It’ll be a nice experience for them.
It’d——————It had or would—–It’d been the fastest trip yet or It’d be nice to go along.
There’ll————–There will———- There’ll be great joy when it is over.
There’s————- There is or has—– There’s my mom or There’s been a feeling of joy with this trip.
There’ve————There have———-There’ve been a few problems along the way.
That’s————— That is————– That’s my son!
That’d—————That had or would–That’d been the focus of the trip or That’d be my answer, too.
That’ll—————That will————-That’ll be the day!
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