Contractions List | Alphabetical List of Contractions

Learn Useful Contractions List with Pictures and How to Pronounce Contractions in English.

What are Contractions?

A contraction is a shortened version of the written and spoken forms of a word, syllable, or word group, created by omission of internal letters and sounds. Contractions are structure words that are reduced or shortened, i.e. I will = I’ll; can not = can’t. Such two-word contractions  are commonly used in spoken English.

Contractions List

Contractions of Auxiliaries

The contractions of auxiliary verbs are as follows:

  • ‘m for am
  • ‘s for is
  • ‘re for are
  • ‘ve for have
  • ‘s for has
  • ‘d for had
  • ‘ll for will

Negative Contractions

  • Forms of be: isn’t, aren’t, wasn’t, weren’t
  • Forms of have: haven’t, hasn’t, hadn’t
  • Modal verbs: can’t, couldn’t, mayn’t, mightn’t, mustn’t, shan’t, shouldn’t, won’t , wouldn’t, needn’t, oughtn’t.
  • Forms of do: don’t, doesn’t, didn’t

Special Cases

  • Let’s for let us
  • O’ in o’clock

Alphabetical List of Contractions

  • aren’t – are not
  • can’t – cannot
  • couldn’t – could not
  • didn’t – did not
  • doesn’t – does not
  • don’t – do not
  • hadn’t – had not
  • hasn’t – has not
  • haven’t – have not
  • he’d – he had; he would
  • he’ll – he will; he shall
  • he’s – he is; he has
  • I’d – I had; I would
  • I’ll – I will; I shall
  • I’m – I am
  • I’ve – I have
  • isn’t – is not
  • let’s – let us
  • mightn’t – might not
  • mustn’t – must not
  • shan’t – shall not
  • she’d – she had; she would
  • she’ll – she will; she shall
  • she’s – she is; she has
  • shouldn’t – should not
  • that’s – that is; that has
  • there’s – there is; there has
  • they’d – they had; they would
  • they’ll – they will; they shall
  • they’re – they are
  • they’ve – they have
  • we’d – we had; we would
  • we’re – we are
  • we’ve – we have
  • weren’t – were not
  • what’ll – what will; what shall
  • what’re – what are
  • what’s – what is; what has
  • what’ve – what have
  • where’s – where is; where has
  • who’s – who had; who would
  • who’ll – who will; who shall
  • who’re – who are
  • who’s – who is; who has
  • who’ve – who have
  • won’t – will not
  • wouldn’t – would not
  • you’d – you had; you would
  • you’ll – you will; you shall
  • you’re – you are
  • you’ve – you have

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