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  1. Junior Member
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    #1

    Smile Proper contraction of what and are!

    Is this a proper contraction of what and are? Is it acceptable?
    "What´re conditions to find a job in Germany?"
    Thank you!
    Martina

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    #2

    Re: Proper contraction of what and are!

    Quote Originally Posted by Martina Durisova View Post
    Is this a proper contraction of what and are? Is it acceptable?
    "What´re conditions to find a job in Germany?"
    Thank you!
    Martina
    It's completely unacceptable in written English, in my opinion.

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    #3

    Re: Proper contraction of what and are!

    You will hear it spoken, but you should not use it in writing.

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