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Contractions (Ex # 3)
Based on Bunny Rabbit's Diary
by Mary Frances Blaisdell

    An apostrophe is used to indicate that letters have been left out. This usually happens when two words are combined into one. The resulting word is called a "contraction." For example, "it's" is a contraction of "it is."



Directions: In the following sentences, underline the verbs twice and their subjects
once.  After each sentence, write the full form of the contraction. (For example, if the contraction is "I'm," write "I am.")

1. I donít believe him.

2. Iím going to eat this one.

3. I'll write a story every day.

4. I donít want to learn to swim.

5. Theyíre going to the pond.



Directions: In the following sentences, underline the verbs twice and their subjects
once.  After each sentence, write a contraction that would combine two words in the sentence. (For example, if the sentence includes "I will," write "I'll.")

1. I will go to the pond.

2. Bobby Gray Squirrel did not like the noise.

3. We are going to the garden.

4. But Blacky Crow did not fly down to the garden.

5. They will look just like wings.