List of Contractions

List of Contractions: 70+ Most Important Contractions in English

List of Contractions in English! In this lesson, we will learn the contraction definition and list of commonly used contractions in English.

Contraction Definition

Contraction definition: 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 (). Contractions are used in speech and in informal writing

Contractions examples: 

  • He’d been matriculated in the university.
  • What’s your name?
  • Yes, please, I’d love a coffee.
  • I think that we’ll live together forever.
  • I never doubted you, I was sure you’d bring me the money.
  • He is a writer who’s often been criticized by the press but never before with such vitriol.

List of Contractions in English

Here is an important list of contractions ESL students should study.

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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List of Contractions

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Kumaran
Kumaran
1 year ago

Send me

Anwar
Anwar
1 year ago

Good for learners

Peely
Peely
6 months ago

we

Gray
Gray
2 months ago

Thanks for the list. It is pretty intensive for my first-grade learners.

Anupam
Anupam
2 months ago

Good For Learning

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

Good for my class on kindergarden and my brother who is 9 but as a baby

Ms. Teacher
Ms. Teacher
1 month ago

Alex isn’t a teacher he is a student and he is a evil sorserer.

Alia
Alia
1 month ago

Perfect for people who need help with contracts.

Adriana
Adriana
1 month ago

Alia I’m proud and corect why did I post a easy contract words.

Adriana
Adriana
1 month ago

Folk tales now.

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