Here are some examples showing some very common contractions. You can also listen to the Contraction Blues song below, with subtitles.
|contracted short form||original long form||example sentence|
|here's||here is||Here's your meal.|
|how'd||how did||How'd you feel yesterday?|
|how would||How'd she react if you told her?|
|how's||how does||How's he get to school?|
|how is||How's your wife?|
|that'll||that will||That'll be $10, please.|
|that's||that is||That's my car.|
|there'll||there will||There'll be nobody here tomorrow.|
|there's||there is||There's a taxi.|
|what'll||what will||What'll people think?|
|what's||what has||Nobody understands what's happened.|
|what is||What's the matter?|
|when's||when is||When's the wedding?|
|where's||where is||Where's the cinema?|
|who'd||who would||Who'd like ice-cream?|
|who'll||who will||I don't know who'll be there.|
|who's||who is||That's Matt who's leaving.
Who's your teacher?
I'd've thought so = I would have thought so
You say here is, I say here's
You say there will, I say there'll
You say there is, I say there's
You say that is, I say that's
You say that will, I say that'll
You say how is, I say how's
You say what will, I say what'll
Yeah, what'll happen if I change "I" and "you" around?
Here we go.
One, two, three...
I say here is, you say here's
I say there will, you say there'll
I say there is, you say there's
I say that is, you say that's
I say that will, you say that'll
I say how is, you say how's
I say what will, you say what'll
And together baby, we just sang the Contraction Blues song