Contractions are a type of abbreviation in which letters from the middle of the word are omitted. Examples include:
A contraction can also be an abbreviated form of more than one word, for example:
I will/I shall
- You do not need to use a full stop at the end of contractions, because the last letter of the original word is still present.
- In contractions that represent more than one word, the letters that have been omitted should be replaced with an apostrophe.
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