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We recently asked the children to sit a grammar test and one area that children found difficult was understanding the use of contractions and how they relate to formal and informal situations.
A contraction is where a group of words are shortened into one using an apostrophe. The apostrophe is used to replace letters that have been removed. Some examples of these are as follows:
- Do not = don’t
- Will not = won’t
- I am = I’m
The children have a sheet for homework. We are going to ask them to find 30 common contractions and write their expanded form. We would also like the children to write the letters that the apostrophe replaces.