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A contraction of a word is made by omitting certain letters or syllables and bringing together the first and last letters or elements.

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Double contractions

Natives, what's the PDE grammar around double contractions like "couldn't've", "mustn't've" "shouldn't've" or "needn't've"? Are they in use in formal or informal English and in spoken or written ...
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His/Her name's with name and surname

Can I use his/her name's with name and surname or only name? For example: His name's Robert Lewandowski. Her name's Taylor Swift. Is it correct?
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Are “We've all” and “we all have” the same?

i had been reading a paper but i haven't understood a paragraph. Can you help me? paragraph as follows "We've all left meetings feelings good about what we discussed only to later wonder why so ...
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Are there contractions for past tense of lexical verbs? (was and were)

For present tense (declarative) of lexical verbs (to be) we have contractions for all pronouns: (I am = I’m. You are = you’re. He is = he’s. She is = she’s. It is = it’s. We are = we’re. They are =...