When we write or posting on forums, it is a good idea to avoid short forms. For example, it is preferred I am going to cinema because I could not work instead of I'm going to cinema because I couldn't work
My question is if it is wrong to speak in long form. Can I speak Peter you are my best friend or we must say Peter you're my best friend
I am asking because in some cases it is a bit hard to speak in short form because these abbreviations are full of constant letters, which are not common in my native language.
Last edited by Yiagos; 24-Dec-2013 at 15:37.
I am not a teacher.
Both the shortened form and the full long form are correct. You would, however, sound more natural if you used the shortened forms but only if you can pronounce them correctly. If they are very difficult for you, stick to the long forms.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
On this forum, these contractions are OK, but text and chatroom forms are frowned upon.
Last edited by Tdol; 26-Dec-2013 at 15:16. Reason: Added- these
Last edited by englishhobby; 26-Dec-2013 at 07:28.
If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)
Any revision process requires time. Since I encounter other significant problems (grammar, vocabulary) I prefer the long forms
In the future I'll try again!