Helpful English – Contractions

I made an infographic and a video to teach some common contractions used in spoken English for the verb TO BE. There are many contractions used in spoken English so I thought I would blog about a few more…

Negative English contractions

There are many contracted phrases in English, today let’s look at some contractions that use the negative ‘NOT.’

can not (cannot) becomes – can’t

“Has anyone seen my car keys? I can’t find them.”

could not becomes – couldn’t

“You should put your keys in the same place every time. You also couldn’t find them 2 days ago!”

did not becomes – didn’t

“I didn’t finish my homework yet, so I can’t watch TV.”

does not becomes – doesn’t

“Leon isn’t home from work yet. He doesn’t finish until 6:00 on Wednesdays.”.

do not becomes – don’t

“I don’t have my watch on so I’m not sure what time it is.”

To be contractions English pronunciations.

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