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    Well, today I'm writing to ask you about a doubt I have: is it possible to use a contraction in the sentence "There are four children playing football"? I mean, is it grammatically correct to write "There're four children playing football"?

    Thank you in advance for all your assistance.

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    Is it grammatically correct to write "There're four children playing football"?

    Yes it is, though it is not commonly done, because you really don't save much- the number of typing keystrokes is the same either way.

    Best reason to write the contraction would be to represent spoken English.

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    I might say it like that, but I wouldn't write it as a contraction. It's odd and it could make people think you were trying for "they're" and missed.

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    My teacher told me it wasn't correct because of the ending "THERE". I think she is the one who was wrong.

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    Default Re: There're?

    Quote Originally Posted by Leandro-Z View Post
    My teacher told me it wasn't correct because of the ending "THERE". I think she is the one who was wrong.
    Well, I would tell my learners not to write it. As J & K Tutoring noted, it is not common.

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