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    I'll = I will
    we'll = we will
    she'll = she will
    he'll = he will
    they'll they will
    you'll = you will
    • I'll be right back.
      We'll be there in a little while.
      She'll be riding a white horse.
      He'll see you now.
      You'll be sorry for that.

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    I'm = I am

    • I'm twenty years old = I am twenty years old
      I'm looking forward to it = I am looking forward to it
      I'm not looking forward to it = I am not looking forward to it
      I'm not going with you = I am not going with you
      I'm a man = I am a man
      I'm your friend = I am your friend
      I'm nearly forty = I am nearly forty
      I'm an American = I am an American
      I'm going to come back = I am going to come back
      I'm blessed with a wonderful family = I am blessed with a wonderful family
      I'm behind him 100 percent = I am behind him 100 percent

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    But:

    I'm Ron's assistant, aren't I?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    But:

    I'm Ron's assistant, aren't I?
    And I'm happy to have you as my assistant.

    :wink:

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    you're = you are
    we're = we are
    they're = they are

    • You're supposed to be there at eight = You are supposed to be there at eight


    • We're meeting them at nine = We are meeting them at nine


    • They're supposed to meet us at the station = They are supposed to meet us at the station

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    I'd = I would

    I'd like to meet her = I would like to meet her

    I'd = I had

    I'd been doing well until I got hit by a car = I had been doing well until I got hit by a car

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    you'd = you would

    • If you lived here you'd be home by now = If you lived here you would be home by now


    you'd = you had

    • You'd better watch out! = You had better watch out!

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    we'd = we had

    • We'd better be getting back = We had better be getting back


    we'd = we would

    • We'd like to do it again some time = We would like to do it again some time

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    she'd = she had
    he'd = he had

    • She'd better listen if she knows what's good for her = She had better listen if she knows what's good for her

    • He'd better be more careful = He had better be more careful


    she'd = she would
    he'd = he would

    • She'd like to go to the concert = She would like to go to the concert

    • He'd like to meet her = He would like to meet her

    • She'd like to go to college = She would like to go to college

    • He'd be better off not going = He would be better off not going

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    + the BE "shan't" for 'shall not'. However, I must say that I can't remember the last time I heard it. More and more, 'shall' is restricted to questions and formal language, where the contraction would be less likely to occur.
    I last saw shan't in Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone :wink: I also found the contraction If I'd've known in Rowling's book and I was kind of puzzled because I believe this is difficult to pronounce, isn't this?

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