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Post by Cosmos » Sat Sep 25, 2004 5:37 am

Hello, teachers!

Can we contract 'there are' into 'there're'?

Thank you very much.

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Post by Alan » Sat Sep 25, 2004 9:20 am

There is no standard written contraction of 'there' and 'are', but you may see this written in dialogue in an attempt to mirror the elision that naturally occurs when the words are spoken at conversational speed.

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Post by Cosmos » Sat Sep 25, 2004 11:05 am

Thank you very much, Mr Alan!

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