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Apostrophe

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 Contraction with Subject

    Subject Be verb Have verb Modal verb
      am is are was were Have has had will / shall would
1st person Singular I I’m
I am
        I’ve
I have
  I’d
I had
I’ll
I will
I’d
I would
Plural we     we’re
we are
  we’re
we were
we’ve
we have
  we’d
we had
we’ll
we will
we’d
we would
2nd person   you     you’re
you are,
  you’re
you were
you’ve
you have
  you’d
you had
you’ll
you will
you’d
you would
                         
3rd person singular he   he’s
he is
  he’s
he was
    he’s
he has
he’d
he had
he’ll
he will
he’d
he would
    she   she’s
she is
  she’s
she was
    she’s
she has
she’d
she had
she’ll
she will
she’d
she would
    It   it’s (or ’tis)
it is,
  it’s (or ’tis)
it was
    it’s
it has
it’d
it had
it’ll
it will
it’d
it would
    that   that’s
that is
  that’s
that was
    that’s
that has
that’d
that had
that’ll
that will
that’d
that would
  Plural they     they’re
they are
  they’re
they were
they’ve
they have
  they’d
they had
they’ll
they will
they’d
they would
                         
Wh   who   who’s
who is
  who’s
who was
    who’s
who has
who’d
who had
who’ll
who will
who’d
who would
    what   what’s
what is
what’re
what are
what’s

what was

what’re
what were
  what’s
what has
what’d
what had
what’ll
what will
what’d
what would
    where   where’s
where is
  where’s
where was
    where’s
where has
where’d
where had
where’ll
where will
where’d
where would
    when   when’s
when is
  when’s
when was
    when’s
when has
when’d
when had
when’ll
when will
when’d
when would
    why   why’s
why is
  why’s
why was
    why’s
why has
why’d
why had
why’ll
why will
why’d
why would
    how   how’s
how is
  how’s
how was
    how’s
how has
how’d
how had
how’ll
how will
how’d
how would
                         
                         

 

 

 

Contraction with AV+Not

  WORDS (negating a verb) CONTRACTION
Be verb am not ain’t/aimn’t
  is not isn’t
  are not aren’t
  was not wasn’t
  were not weren’t
Have verb have not haven’t
  has not hasn’t
  had not hadn’t
Do verb do not don’t
  does not doesn’t
  did not didn’t
Modal verb will not won’t
  would not wouldn’t
  shall not shan’t
  should not shouldn’t
  cannot can’t
  could not couldn’t
  may not mayn’t
  might not mightn’t
  must not mustn’t
  ought not oughtn’t
  daren’t dare not / dared not
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

 

 


WORDS (woulda-shoulda-coulda)
CONTRACTION
would have would’ve
should have should’ve
could have could’ve
might have might’ve
must have must’ve

 

 

 

 

contraction Meaning
‘m am
‘s is, has, does, or us
o’ of
o’clock of the clock
’tis it is
’twas it was
e’er ever
ne’er never
ma’am madam
ne’er-do-well never-do-well
cat-o’-nine-tails cat-of-nine-tails
jack-o’-lantern jack-of-the-lantern
will-o’-the-wisp will-of-the-wisp
’twas (archaic) it was
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

 

DOUBLE CONTRACTION

WORDS DOUBLE CONTRACTION
she would have she’d’ve (colloquial)
it is not ’tisn’t (archaic)

 

 

WORDS (odd ones) CONTRACTION
of o’
of the clock o’clock
madam ma’am
never-do-well ne’er-do-well
cat-of-nine-tails cat-o’-nine-tails
jack-of-the-lantern jack-o’-lantern
will-of-the-wisp will-o’-the-wisp
it was ’twas (archaic)

 

 

            WORDS (woulda-shoulda-coulda) CONTRACTION
would have would’ve
should have should’ve
could have could’ve
might have might’ve
must have must’ve

 

 

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