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    how could I know the contractions

    can any one tell me how contraction work


    At home when he's finished eating, he goes into the kitchen and washes up his plates.


    in this sentence the contraction is he has

    but most of the time my guess will be wrong. Is there any lessons in Usingenglish.com for contraction? Please help me.Due to these kind of confusion I cannot understand a novel in English completely.

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    Re: how could I know the contractions

    When in doubt, look for the past participle form. The rule is has + past participle.

    Ex: He's red, not green. = He is red.
    Ex: He's read the book. = He has read the book.

    Verb 'to read'
    present: read
    past: read
    past participle: read (pronounced like the color 'red')


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    Re: how could I know the contractions

    Contractions-anglais

    hello I send you this link which can help you !

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