Student or Learner
Is this sentence correct: "Three words: I'll do it!" Is "I'll" considered one word or is it considered two words since the apostrophe is taking the place of "wi" in "will?"
"Three words: I'll do it!"
"Four words: I'll do it!"
I would count it as three words.
If the word count is important, Microsoft Word also counts "I'll" as just one word - that could make a difference if a document has to have a maximum number of words.
I wouldn't count "I'll" as one word or two words; it's a contraction of two words.
So my answer is that there are two words and one contraction.
When we finally reach a conclusion, I'll have to let my father know what it is. When I was an obnoxious teenager who wanted to go out, I would ask him over and over "Can I go out?". He would say "No" over and over. I would keep saying "But please....all my friends are going!" etc etc.
The conversation regularly ended with the following from my dad:
"I have three words for you - YOU'RE NOT GOING!"
I guess I should let him know if "You're" suddenly doesn't count as one word any more!!!
A contraction is considered one word where I come from.