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Contraction help

Postby monarch » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:47 am


Is the word "how're", seemingly short for how are, a valid contraction? If so, why is it that you rarely see it in writing(s) or in print? If not, why isn't it? If you ask me, it should follow the same ruling as "you're" which is short for you are.

I'm confused?!?!

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Re: Contraction help

Postby clevermae » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:41 am

As far as I can remember, there is no such thing as "How're" in a shorten of "How are"!

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Re: Contraction help

Postby drosseas » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:38 am

The word "how're" you is not a proper contraction, but is commonly used as a slang combination of "how" and "are".

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