Practical English Usage
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Contractions are forms like don't and I'm. They represent the pronunciation of informal speech. They are common and correct in informal writing too.
Contracted forms are given in brackets.
1. In non-standard English, ain't is used as a contraction of am not, are not, is not, have not and has not.
2. Daren't, shan't and usedn't are not often used in American English.
3. Am not is not normally contracted in questions. We use aren't.
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