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Talkin' 'bout Contractions (Part Two)

By February 6, 2013

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In part one of this post, we looked at multiple contractions, ambiguous contractions, the contractive apostrophe, and n't (the contracted form of not). Here we continue our review of words that can be clipped, compressed, and combined. . . .


For the complete article (revised and expanded), see Notes on Contractions in English.


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