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I have a question. Can I use the contracted form of "be" after names and nouns?
Is it possible if I say "My parents're teacher", New York's in the USA, "My sister's a doctor".
I look up in the dictionary and see that they use "Mary's upstairs". I am confused and dont know when it's possible to use contracted form of "be"
Please help me. Thanks!
Pope of the Dictionary.com Forum
In writing, 'are' is normally contracted only after the pronouns 'you' and 'they'.