Category Contractions

Podcast #71 Using the Contraction It’s (It is)

 Published in the category Contractions, Grammar and Usage

Today we are going to practice sentences and clauses beginning with It’s, which is the contraction of It is and is spelled i-t-apostrophe-s.  Note that It’s can also be a contraction for It has as in It’s cost me a lot of money. It has cost me a lot of money. But in this lesson […] Read More

Podcast #6 Could’ve Would’ve Should’ve

 Published in the category Contractions, Grammar and Usage

I could’ve run another mile. I would’ve given my friend a ride home. I should’ve listened to my father. Last Saturday my friend called and asked me to help him cut down a tree. I should’ve told him I wasn’t feeling well. He would’ve understood. He could’ve called someone else to help. I should’ve told […] Read More

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