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Apostrophes for contraction
In speech and in informal writing, we often join two words together to make one word. This is called contraction. For example, instead of writing did not we write didn't.
When we joint two words together, one letter or more than one letter is removed. In the case of did not, the 'o' has been removed. We replace the missing letter or letter with an apostrophe. Here are some examples:
Would not = wouldn't (the letter 'o' is replaced by an apostrophe)
I will - I'll (the letters 'w' and 'i' are replaced by an apostrophe)
I am = I'm (the letter 'a' is replaced by an apostrophe)
Please answer the questions on the worksheet (for some of the questions you will need to make the contracted word, in others you will need to take the contracted word and turn it back into two words).
After you have answered the questions on the sheet, please write five sentences in your book using apostrophes for contraction.