Positive Contractions Quiz

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1. The contracted form of two words is _______ the original form.

longer than
shorter than
as long as
a) longer than b) shorter than c) as long as

2. What do nearly all positive contractions have?

a comma
a hyphen
an apostrophe
a) a comma b) a hyphen c) an apostrophe

3. What's the original form of "you're"?

you are
you were
you there
a) you are b) you were c) you there

4. The contraction "it's" is short for

it is
it has
it is or it has
a) it is b) it has c) it is or it has

5. What's the contraction in "She's already gone" short for?

She was
She has
She is
a) She was b) She has c) She is

6. What's the contraction in "She's already here" short for?

She was
She has
She is
a) She was b) She has c) She is

7. "Are they ready?" Which answer is not correct?

Yes, they're ready.
Yes, they are.
Yes, they're.
a) Yes, they're ready. b) Yes, they are. c) Yes, they're.

8. "Our taxi's here. _______ go!" Which would almost always fill this gap?

a) It's b) Let's c) We'd

9. "Ben's got a really bad cold." The contracted words are

Ben has
Ben is
Ben was
a) Ben has b) Ben is c) Ben was

10. "If we'd known we'd have gone." The second contraction is short for

we would
we had
we should
a) we would b) we had c) we should

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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. He is also creator of WORD UP, the world's #1 EFL board game.