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Grammar and StructureGRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Contractions

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of contractions.

Choose the sentence that contains the correct form of the contraction.

Example

I am tired.
I'm tired.
'am tired.

The correct answer is "I'm tired."


1.

The neighbour's dog will not stop barking.

  The neighbour's dog will'nt stop barking.
  The neighbour's dog won't stop barking.
     
2.

There is a terribly loud noise coming from that building.

  There's a terribly loud noise coming from that building.
  Ther'is a terribly loud noise coming from that building.
     
3.

They had already gone home by the time I arrived.

  They'd already gone home by the time I arrived.
  They had'ready gone home by the time I arrived.
     
4.

You have never been to the Rocky Mountains?

  Y'have never been to the Rocky Mountains?
  You've never been to the Rocky Mountains?
     
5.

Belinda does not participate in sports.

  Belinda's not participate in sports.
  Belinda doesn't participate in sports.
     
6.

The search will continue tomorrow.

  The search'll continue tomorrow.
  The search will'll continue tomorrow.
     
7.

Is Sabina not coming with us?

  Isn't Sabina coming with us?
  Is Sabinan't coming with us?
     
8.

You are brave to go to the old house on your own.

  Y'are brave to go to the old house on your own.
  You're brave to go to the old house on your own.
     
9.

Terence has not got any ambition.

  Terence's not got any ambition.
  Terence hasn't got any ambition.
     
10.

Do you not want to go to the concert?

  D'you not want to go to the concert?
  Don't you want to go to the concert?