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    My granddaughter was asked to name the six contractions ending in 're. We could only think of you're, we're, they're. I found another what're. What are the other two?

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    How're you doing on that? Who're you hoping can answer?

    (I don't think that "what're, how're, and who're" are very common, however.)

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    How about 're contractions with "how" and "why?" These are used in informal speech but I don't know if they are accepted in formal English.
    Last edited by Greg Forbes; 13-Nov-2008 at 19:58. Reason: missing letter

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    Don't forget "these're a few of my favorite things..."

    (I would never write that.)

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