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    what do you call wasn't, didn't, couldn't, shouldn't

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    Re: word terminology

    Quote Originally Posted by c.l. murray View Post
    what do you call wasn't, didn't, couldn't, shouldn't

    Usage note: Contractions such as isn't, couldn't, can't, weren't, he'll, they're occur chiefly, although not exclusively, in informal speech and writing. They are common in personal letters, business letters, journalism, and fiction; they are rare in scientific and scholarly writing. Contractions occur in formal writing mainly as representations of speech.

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