Chapter 4

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Class 10
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2. We have seen that some contracted forms can stand for two different full forms : I’d = I had or I would Find in the text the contracted forms that stand for two different full forms, and say what these are.

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.

We have seen that some contracted forms can stand for two different full forms :

I’d = I had or I would

Find in the text the contracted forms that stand for two different full forms, and say what these are.

Answer:

That’s = That is, That was

I’d = I had, I would

Who’ll = Who will, Who shall

It’s = It is, It was

You’re = You are, You were

We’ll = We will, We shall

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