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Stephen
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contractions

Post by Stephen » Mon Nov 01, 2004 11:44 am

Are the following contractions acceptable?
this's = this is or has
where're = where are
there're = there are
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Post by Alan » Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:08 pm

All are to be found in transcriptions of dialogue, but are (unlike e.g. it's for it is) nonstandard for general use.

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