I know from other discussions that Je ai is not the same as J'ai, but can someone explain why they are different?
As a general rule, when a word begins with an h or a vowel, shorten the word before it. e.g. l'oignon or j'ai
and I have 2 cats.
again, many dislikes...
or "i've a cat" ...GRRRR!!
Yes, but don't think that because the French uses an apostrophe that it's informal. It's the only way to say "I have".
I've a cat isn't proper English. You dont use I've to use as possessive.
Which one sounds better: I've a cat, or I have a cat?
It isn't proper English....but we learn French here...not English
I had a typo so I was correct therefor