Parts of speech: Contracted Forms (Short Forms)- Contracted form of words is the short form.
- Some words are commonly used in the short form especially in spoken language.
- Most of contractions are formed by combining the positive word with NOT to form the negative.
Examplescan + not → cannot → can't
do + not → do not → don't
did + not → did not → didn't
are + not → are not → aren't
is + not → is not → isn't
were + not → were not → weren't
will + not → will not → won't
would + not → would not → wouldn't
should +not → should not → shouldn't
Positive and negative statementsChanging positive statements to negative statements and vice versa.
ExamplesI like working on the farm whenever i have time.
I don't like working on the farm at any one time.
We cannot carry out all the farm activities on our farms.
Farm produce does not give the family enough income nowadays.