Define Contractions in Grammar: Examples & Overview


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Which of the following best describes a contraction?

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1. Which of the following can form the contraction 'how's'?

2. Which of the following is a contraction of 'should not have'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Measure your understanding of contractions with this interactive quiz and corresponding worksheet. You will need to determine the correct definition and use of contractions in grammar.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to test your knowledge of:

  • The definition of contractions
  • Two and three word contractions
  • Common contraction mistakes

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related contractions in grammar lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice grammar problems by identifying contractions and common mistakes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about two and three word contractions in grammar

Additional Learning

Review the corresponding lesson on contractions in grammar. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defining contractions
  • Providing examples of two and three word contractions
  • Identifying common mistakes with contractions
  • Understanding why contractions are an important part of speech and writing