Contractions - Jefferson County Public Schools

Contractions - Jefferson County Public Schools

Contractions Second Grade Grammar Contractions A contraction is one word that is made by putting together two separate words and shortening them. Contractions Know How

There are about 70 contractions in the English language. Most contraction are made by leaving out two letters like the word she will (shell). Some contractions are missing only one letter. Words are squeezed together. Contractions with I and am

Whenever there is a contraction with I, I must be capitalized. You will only use am with I in a contraction. Replace the a with an apostrophe. Squeeze the words together. I + am = Im Contractions with is If

is is part of the two words that make up the contraction, you will leave out the i and replace with an apostrophe. Squeeze the words together. she + is = shes he + is = hes it + is = its that + is = thats Contractions with are If

are is part of the two words that make up the contraction, you will leave out the a and replace with an apostrophe. Squeeze the words together. they + are = theyre we + are = were you + are = youre Contractions with will If will is part of the two words that make up the contraction,

you will leave out the w and i and replace with an apostrophe. Squeeze the words together. she + will = shell I + will = Ill they + will = theyll we + will = well he + will = hell you + will = youll it + will = itll Contractions with not If not is part of the two words that make up the

contraction, you will leave out the o and replace with an apostrophe. Squeeze the words together. have + not = havent does + not = doesnt is + not = isnt do + not = dont had + not = hadnt must + not = mustnt could + not = couldnt would + not = wouldnt should + not = shouldnt can + not = cant (leave out one of the ns) will+ not = wont (not willnt!!!!!!!!!!)

Contractions with have If have is part of the two words that make up the contraction, you will leave out the ha and replace with an apostrophe. Squeeze the words together. I + have = Ive they + have = theyve we + have = weve you + have = youve

Contractions with had If had is part of the two words that make up the contraction, you will leave out the ha and replace with an apostrophe. Squeeze the words together. I + had = Id they + had = theyd we + had = wed you + had = youd Contractions with has

If has is part of the two words that make up the contraction, you will leave out the ha and replace with an apostrophe. Squeeze the words together. This one is tricky because you can us is too! she + has = shes

he + has = hes it + has = its that + has = thats

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