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Useful List of Informal Contractions in English

An informal contraction is a word made of two words that are put together and then made shorter, or simply making two words into one. Let's take a look at these below.

Grammar Corner Useful List of Informal Contractions in English

 

What is A Contraction?

The word contract means to combine and make smaller. Therefore, a contraction is a word made of two words that are put together and then made shorter, or simply making two words into one.

Contractions are structure words that are reduced or shortened, e.g. I will = I’ll; can not = can’t.

 

Informal Contractions

In this post, we are focusing on "informal" contractions. These are words that people use when speaking casually. They are not exactly slang, but are grammatically not correct.

 

Here are the most common informal contractions:

  • Gonna (going + to)
  • Gotta (got + to)
  • Wanna (want + to)
  • Lemme (let + me)
  • Gimme (give + me)
  • Outta (out + of)
  • Kinda (kind + of)
  • I'mma (I'm + going + to)
  • Hafta (have + to)
  • Dunno (don't + know)

 

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