70+ Most Important Contractions in English

What is a contraction? Contractions in English are words or phrases that are shortened by dropping one or more letters and replacing the letter or letters with an apostrophe (). In this lesson, we will learn the contractions definition and list of commonly used contractions in English.

What is a Contraction?

Contractions definition: Contractions, which are sometimes called “short forms”, commonly combine a pronoun or noun and a verb, or a verb and not, in a shorter form. Contractions are usually not appropriate in formal writing.

We use contractions in everyday speech and informal writing.

Contractions examples: 

  • He’d been matriculated in the university.
  • What’s your name?
  • These’re my favorite pictures.
  • Yes, please, I’d love a coffee.
  • I think that we’ll live together forever.

List of Contractions in English

Would

  • I would = I’d
  • You would = You’d
  • He would = He’d
  • She would = She’d
  • It would = It’d
  • We would = We’d
  • They would = They’d
  • That would = That’d
  • These would = These’d
  • There would = There’d
  • Who would = Who’d
  • What would = What’d
  • Where would = Where’d
  • When would = When’d
  • Why would = Why’d
  • How would = How’d

Be

  • You are = You’re
  • He is = He’s
  • She is = She’s
  • It is = It’s
  • We are = We’re
  • They are = They’re
  • That is = That’s
  • These are = These’re
  • There is = There’s
  • Who is = Who’s
  • What are = What’re
  • Where is = Where’s
  • When is = When’s
  • Why is = Why’s
  • How are = How’re

Have/ Has

  • I have = I’ve
  • You have = You’ve
  • He has = He’s
  • She has = She’s
  • It has = It’s
  • We have = We’ve
  • They have = They’ve
  • That has = That’s
  • These have = These’ve
  • There has = There’s
  • Who has = Who’s
  • What have = What’ve
  • Where has = Where’s
  • Why has = Why’s
  • How have = How’ve

Had

  • I had = I’d
  • You had = You’d
  • He had = He’d
  • She had = She’d
  • It had = It’d
  • We had = We’d
  • They had = They’d
  • That had = That’d
  • These had = These’d
  • There had = There’d
  • Who had = Who’d
  • What had = What’d
  • Where had = Where’d
  • Why had = Why’d
  • How had = How’d

Will

  • I will = I’ll
  • You will = You’ll
  • He will = He’ll
  • She will = She’ll
  • It will = It’ll
  • We will = We’ll
  • They will = They’ll
  • That will = That’ll
  • These will = These’ll
  • There will = There’ll
  • Who will = Who’ll
  • What will = What’ll
  • Where will = Where’ll
  • When will = When’ll
  • Why will = Why’ll
  • How will = How’ll

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Important Contractions in English

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