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Contraction

Positive Contraction Words for Class 1 English

Contraction words are formed by combining two words and omitting one or more letters. Students are made aware of the significance of positive contraction and the formation of positive words.

In this learning concept, the students will learn to:

  • Identify the positive contractions in English grammar.
  • Identify the format of positive contraction.
  • Recite the list of contractions (positive)

Each concept is explained to class 1 English students using examples, illustrations, and concept maps. After you go through a concept, assess your learning by solving the two printable worksheets given at the end of the page.
Download the contractions worksheets and check your answers with the worksheet solutions provided in PDF format.

Definition:

  1. A contraction is a shortened form of two words.
  2. It consists of a pronoun and a helping verb or a verb and the word ‘not’.
  3. A contraction includes an apostrophe (‘) followed by the letter ‘s’. The contraction ends with the apostrophe and letter (‘s).
Img 1_Contraction_Formation of contraction

Formation of Contraction

Contractions made by joining a pronoun and a verb is as follows:

Example:

Img 2_Contraction words
  • The contracted form of ‘he is’ is he’s.
  • The contraction contains one pronoun, ‘he’, and a verb ‘is’.
  • It includes an apostrophe and the letter ‘s’. The apostrophereplaces the missing letter ‘i’ of the word ‘is’.

We have already studied negative contractions. In this lesson, we will focus on positive contractions.

Positive Contraction

  1. A positive contraction is formed by a pronoun and a verb.
  2. It doesn’t include n’t at the end of the word.
  3. A positive contraction expresses positive meaning within a sentence.

Example:

Img 3_Contraction words

In both the sentences, the contractions are formed by combining two words; pronouns (we, they) and auxiliary verb (will, are).

Take a look at the list of contractions.

Long-form of Words Contracted short-form
I am I'm
It is It's
She is She's
He is He's
You are You're
They are They're
We are We're
I have I've
You have You've
We have We've
They have They've
I will I'll
It will It'll
We will We'll
She will She'll
He will He'll

Look at the examples where we have used positive contractions:

Sentences without Contraction Sentences with Contractions
a) We willwatch a movie tomorrow. We’ll watch a movie tomorrow.
b) They are going to a picnic today. They’regoing to a picnic today.
c) I have a car of my own. I’ve a car of my own.
d) He is doing his homework. He’s doing his homework.

Common Mistake:

Don’t get confused between ‘its’ and ‘it’s.

  • It’s is the contracted form of ‘it is’.
  • ‘Its’ is not a contracted form. It has a different meaning. We use ‘its’ to indicate something belongs to someone.

Example:

  • It’s my car.
  • Its my car.
Img 5_Contraction words_Mindmap
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