English Grammar and Usage

List of contractions

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This is a list of common contractions used in the Wikipedia:English language.

Notable contractionsEdit

Contractions Meaning
couldn't could not
didn't did not
doesn't does not
don't do not
hadn't had not
hasn't has not
haven't have not
he's he has / he is
how'd how did
how's how has / how is / how does
I'd I had / I would
I'll I shall / I will
I'm I am
I've I have
isn't is not
it'd it had / it would
it'll it shall / it will
it's it has / it is
let's let us
might've might have
mightn't might not
must've must have
mustn't must not
needn't need not
shan't shall not
she'd she had / she would
she'll she shall / she will
she's she has / she is
should've should have
shouldn't should not
so's so as / so is
that's that has / that is
there's there has / there is
they'll they shall / they will
they're they are
wasn't was not


we had / we would
we'll we will
we're we are
we've we have
weren't were not
what're what are
what's what has / what is
what've what have
when's when has / when is
where's where has / where is
who'll who shall / who will
who's who has / who is
why's why has / why is
won't will not
won't've will not have
would've would have
wouldn't would not
wouldn't've would not have
you'll you shall / you will
you're you are

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