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    contracted form

    can a main verb have/has be contracted in written language formal or informal or even very colloquial
    Alice's big house
    the cars've three wheels

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    Re: contracted form

    Quote Originally Posted by rezaa View Post
    can a main verb have/has be contracted in written language formal or informal or even very colloquial
    Alice's big house
    the cars've three wheels
    Have and has can be contracted, but not this way.

    Alice's house : the house of Alice.

    I've got a car.

    He's got a hotel.


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