Contractions List: Useful Alphabetical List of Contractions 1

Contractions List: Useful Alphabetical List of Contractions

Contractions! Here you will find a useful contractions list with ESL printable worksheet in English. You will also learn how to pronounce contractions in English with a video lesson.

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.

How to Pronounce Contractions in English with Alphabetical List of Contractions.

Contractions List

List of 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 List

  • 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’d – 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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iker
iker
7 months ago

i need a contraction for you not

Mike
Mike
3 months ago
Reply to  iker

Where’s the verb? As it is, it isn’t English

jimmy hu
jimmy hu
19 days ago
Reply to  iker

You “are not: = aren’t You aren’t a cat .

syrill
syrill
7 months ago

You have a mistake on the list above, it should be Who’d – who had or who would

maes
maes
6 months ago

nice

Robin Castle
Robin Castle
5 months ago

you not = you are not = you aren’t

Emily Zheng
Emily Zheng
5 months ago

Hai peeps!

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