Chapter 4

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Class 10
English
Solutions
1. Make a list of the contracted forms in the text. Rewrite them as full forms of two words.

Question:

V. Contracted Forms

When we speak, we use ‘contracted forms’ or short forms such as these :

can’t (for can not or cannot)

I’d (for I would or I had)

she’s (for she is)

Notice that contracted forms are also written with an apostrophe to show a shortening of the spelling of not, would, or is as in the above example. Writing a diary is like speaking to oneself. Plays (and often, novels) also have speech in written form. So we usually come across contracted forms in diaries, plays and novels.

Make a list of the contracted forms in the text. Rewrite them as full forms of two words.

For example :

I’ve = I have

Answer:

I’ve = I have Doesn’t = Does not

I’m = I am Won’t = Will not

Don’t = Do not Can’t = Can not

That’s = That is I’d = I would

Didn’t = Did not Who’ll = Who will

It’s = It is You’re = You are

We’ll = We will

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