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  • Hey guys, it's Shane from English Understood here.

  • If you listen to native speakers, you will hear that most of the time, they use contractions.

  • What is a contraction?

  • Well, a contraction is a word that is shorter than the original word or words.

  • Let me tell you five common examples.

  • I have becomes:

  • 'I've.' 'I've.'

  • He is becomes:

  • 'He's.' 'He's.'

  • It is becomes:

  • 'It's.' 'It's.'

  • They are becomes:

  • 'They're.' 'They're.'

  • And they have becomes:

  • 'They've.' 'They've.'

  • Listen to this example.

  • I have been going to the park a lot because it is where I exercise.

  • Now, listen to this example.

  • I've been going to the park a lot because it's where I exercise.

  • Which one do you think sounds more like a native speaker?

  • The second one, right?

  • Because we used two contractions.

  • We said 'I've', and we said 'it's'.

  • So when you're speaking English, try and use more contractions.

  • This will make you sound more like a native speaker.

  • But, please note that when speaking or writing quite formally, it's better to NOT use contractions.

  • But in everyday situations, it's fine to use contractions.

Hey guys, it's Shane from English Understood here.

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How To Use Contractions In English (With Examples)

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