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    Harry12345 is offline Member
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    Hello,teachers! Is this conversation correct?

    Hello,teachers! Is this conversation correct? If it's wrong, how to ask? Thank you!

    A: What is he's short for?
    B: It's short for he is.

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    Re: Hello,teachers! Is this conversation correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry12345 View Post
    Hello,teachers! Is this conversation correct? If it's wrong, how to ask? Thank you!

    A: What is he's short for?
    B: It's short for he is.
    Perfect.

    Though you could complete the use of contractions by making the first word "What's..."

    Edit - as 2006 has entirely correctly pointed out, "he's" is also short for "he has"!
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 09-Jun-2010 at 06:35.

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    Re: Hello,teachers! Is this conversation correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry12345 View Post
    Hello,teachers! Is this conversation correct? It is, with the change.

    A: What is he's short for?
    B: It's short for 'he is' and 'he has'.

    He's eighty years old. (He is...)
    He's been waiting for two hours. (He has...)

    2006

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    Re: Hello,teachers! Is this conversation correct?

    emsr2d2 2006 teachers: Thank you very much!
    You're very good teachers!

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