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Apostrophes for contractions

A contraction is a shortened version of a word created by the omission of a sound. In writing, the omission of a sound (which is usually a vowel) is marked with an apostrophe.

How many of these contracted words can you spell?

doesn't
He doesn't like celery in a salad.
can't
I can't believe she has married him.
won't
I hope you won't refuse my request.
don't
Don't eat it all, leave me a piece.
I've
I've got a blister on my heel.
I'd
I'd like to read that book.
I'm
I'm going back to Spain next year.
I'll
I'll use this glue to fix my model.
she's
She's only a little mite.
he's
He's bound to want to come to the party.
it's
It's too hot in here for me.
there's
There's a beautiful view from my balcony.
they're
I wonder why they're so late.
we're
We're pleased to accept your invitation.
you've
I hope you've eaten because dinner won't be ready for hours.
you're
You're looking very smart today.
couldn't
Bob regretfully couldn't make the payment.
shouldn't
You shouldn't worry so much!
wouldn't
That ride wouldn't scare me.

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