The forms like I've, don't etc. are called contractions. There are two kinds:
Auxiliary verb + not
.- can't = cannot
.- wouldn't = would not
.- shouldn't = should not
.- haven't = have not
.- isn't = is not
You shouldn't do it.
I can't come.
He won't go.
Noun / pronoun / etc + auxiliary verb
I'm = I am.
She's gone = She has gone.
They've come = They have come.
Where's the station? = Where is the station?
Nobody's there = Nobody is there.
Contractions are formed with modal auxiliary verbs, and also with be and have when they are not auxiliary verbs.
The contracted form 's can be written after nouns, pronouns, question words, here and now.
She's ready = She is ready.
Here's our bus = Here is our bus.
The short forms 'll, 'd and 're are written after pronouns.
She's like to talk to you = She would like to talk to you.
You're very late = You are very late.
He'll come = He will come.
In other cases we usually write the full forms.
Alice will be surprised to find you here. (NOT Alice'll be...)
Contractions are not usually written with double subjects.
John and I have decided to go on a vacation. (NOT John and I've decided...)
Note that in a contraction the apostrophe goes in the same place as the letters that we leave out.
hasn't= has not (NOT ha'snt)
they'd = they would (NOT the'yd)
Note that shan't and won't have only one apostrophe each although words are left out in more than one place.
shall not = shan't
will not = won't
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yeah right ! i know all of them... now what r we suppose to say about this topic ?
She'd like to talk to you not She's like to talk to you.
Also be careful of the difference between You're (you are) and your (belonging to you);
they're (they are) their (belonging to them) and there (there is... or over there). These words are pronounced the same but have different meanings.
Note: In casual conversation or writing I might say "Alice'll be..." or "John and I've decided..." but not in more formal writing or speech.
Yes, I agree. She'd like... it was my mistake.
They're is the contracted form of they are. It is used in sentences using "they" as the subject of the sentence with the verb "to be".
There is used as a subjects in sentences with "there is" and "there are". It is also used as an adverb of place meaning "in that place".
Their is a possessive pronoun and is used to express that they have something belongs to them.
Thanks mc Marta....very useful
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