6.1 Conventions of Standard English

Apostrophe for Contractions

  • Use an apostrophe (’) in contractions to show where a letter or letters are missing.
  • does not–doesnt     I am–Im     we are–were     can not–cant


Now practice using apostrophes for contractions.
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