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    Contractions

    Hi,

    We often use contractions while speaking, but is it all right to use them when writing as well?

    Ben


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    Re: Contractions

    Ben,

    The following link connects to an article on contractions.


    Writing, Clear and Simple - Articles - Contractions and How Not to Abuse 'Em


    Hope this helps!


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    Re: Contractions

    Hey,

    I think that you are not supposed to use contractions in written English (although contractions are somehow cool).

    All the best, CatFight


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    Re: Contractions

    I've always said "Don't use contractions in written English."

    ...Wait a minute...


    (OK, that was a bit of foolishness on my part.)

    I'm the author of the article linked above. I'm not a teacher, but I am a professional writer and editor, and the short version is this: There is no reason not to use contractions in written English. See the article for details.


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    Re: Contractions

    Thank you Roy. Loved the article

    Ben

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