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    with reference to my yesterday's question I want to make it more trasperant i.e Can apostrophe be used after Pronoun 'I' like I's repenting instead of I was repenting.

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    In a word, no. The contractions with I are I'm, I'll, I'd and I've.

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    We don't contract 'was' or 'were'.

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    May I offer a couple of corrections?

    Quote Originally Posted by arun
    with reference to my yesterday's question I want to make it more trasperant i.e Can apostrophe be used after Pronoun 'I' like I's repenting instead of I was repenting.
    With reference to the question I asked yesterday, I want to make it more clear. Can an apostrophe be used after the pronoun "I" to make "I was" "I's"?

    As TDOL pointed out, neither was nor were is ever used in a contraction. You have to write it out: "I was".

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