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Leandro-Z

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Well, today I'm writing to ask you about a doubt I have: is it possible to use a contraction in the sentence "There are four children playing football"? I mean, is it grammatically correct to write "There're four children playing football"?

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Is it grammatically correct to write "There're four children playing football"?

Yes it is, though it is not commonly done, because you really don't save much- the number of typing keystrokes is the same either way.

Best reason to write the contraction would be to represent spoken English.
 

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I might say it like that, but I wouldn't write it as a contraction. It's odd and it could make people think you were trying for "they're" and missed.
 

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My teacher told me it wasn't correct because of the ending "THERE". I think she is the one who was wrong.
 

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My teacher told me it wasn't correct because of the ending "THERE". I think she is the one who was wrong.
Well, I would tell my learners not to write it. As J & K Tutoring noted, it is not common.
 
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