Let's start with let's. Except for some set phrases (example: "Let us pray") let us is almost always expressed as a contraction: let's.
It is almost always used to express an imperative, thus:
However, sometimes it is used to express something like an admonition, thus:
- Let's do what we ought to do.
Sometimes it is used to make suggestion, thus:
- Let's keep this just between us.
The negative is 'let's not', but you will also come across 'don't let's'. ;-)
- Let's not and say we did.
Let's discuss contractions.
Let's just say we will, in time. ;-)
Let's do that, shall we?
That's = That is
- That's all = That is all
That's all I want = That is all I want
That's it = That is it
That's my son = That is my son
That's my child = That is my child
That's my daughter = That is my daughter
That's what I wanted to say = That is what I wanted to say
That's a good idea = That is a good idea
What's = What is
- What's going on = What is going on?
What's that? = What is that?
What's happening? = What is happening?
What's going to happen? = What is goin to happen?
What's = What has
- What's been happening? = What has been happening?
What's been going on? = What has been going on?
-ouldn't've = -ould not have
Originally Posted by RonBee
Because of voicless [t], the sound that follows, '-ve' sounds like of, which is where we get the erroneous spelling -ouldn't of.
it's = it is
- It's a man = It is a man
It's a woman = It is a woman
It's a boy = It is a boy
It's a girl = It is a girl
It's a good thing = It is a good thing
It's not a good thing = It is not a good thing
It's time to go = It is time to go
It's a good day to die = It is a good day to die
It's a good speech = It is a good speech
It's hot = It is hot
It's cold = It is cold
It's winter = It is winter
It's summer = It summer
it's = it has
- It's been a good day = It has been a good day
It's been one of those days = It has been one of those days
It's been good = It has been good
It's been fun = It has been fun
It's been a wonderful life = It has been a wonderful life
It's been a trying time = It has been a trying time
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