Informal Contractions Quiz

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1. We only use informal contractions when _______ casually.

a) reading b) writing c) speaking

2. You can use informal contractions if you're

at a business meeting
in a job interview
with your friends
a) at a business meeting b) in a job interview c) with your friends

3. How is the informal contraction of "going to" usually written?

gonna to
a) gonto b) gonna to c) gonna

4. The contraction "whatcha" is often used at the start of

a question
an answer
a statement
a) a question b) an answer c) a statement

5. How is the informal contraction of "What are you going to do?" written?

Whatcha gotta do?
Whatcha gonna do?
What d'ya gonna do?
a) Whatcha gotta do? b) Whatcha gonna do? c) What d'ya gonna do?

6. Which is the shortest common contraction of "Do you want to go?"

D'you wanna go?
Ya wanna go?
Wanna go?
a) D'you wanna go? b) Ya wanna go? c) Wanna go?

7. The policeman held him down, so the boy yelled, " _______ go!"

a) Lemme b) Gonna c) Gimme

8. After being jailed for something he didn't do, the boy said,

It ain't wrong!
It ain't right!
It's kinda right!
a) It ain't wrong! b) It ain't right! c) It's kinda right!

9. Donny hadn't given me a donut, so I said, "Ain't ya _______ _______ one?"

gonna gimme
wanna lemme
gonna wanna
a) gonna gimme b) wanna lemme c) gonna wanna

10. Should informal contractions be used when writing essays and doing exams?

a) Yes b) No c) Kinda

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Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers.