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Monday, 1 October 2012

Contractions - ouch!

We have been looking at contractions.
A contraction is a shortened form of one or two words (one of which is usually a verb). In a contraction, an apostrophe takes the place of the missing letter or letters. Some contractions are: I'm (I am), can't (cannot) and how's (how is).

Let's see how many contractions we can come up with. Write two words which can be contracted. The next person writes the contracted form and adds two more words. I will start the chain off so you can see how it works.


  1. How's

    You are

    So the next person writes the contracted form of 'you are'. Good luck!

  2. Nice try Libby. You need to write the contraction for 'you are' and then write two words for the next person to work out. Have another go.

  3. Replies
    1. You've got the hang of it, Libby. You're a star. We're doing well. Check out all of the contractions I've written! It's easy when you know how! ;o)

  4. It is easy when you get the hang of it.

  5. Shouldn't

    We will