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Contractions

Why are some English contractions accepted and some not?

August 23, 2013

2 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Timberhawk

So far, every commonly contraction I've used (e.g., like the one I just used) has been accepted. I've even seen a fairly uncommon one: "he's = he has" in an alternate correct answer, so I think mostly likely if you use a contraction, it'll work, unless it's one not considered "typical".

August 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Squonkalini

I honestly don't remember what the contraction was, maybe "we've," but you're right, most contractions are accepted. It's just annoying when one isn't.

August 25, 2013
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