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what is the definition of contraction and its rules and examples?
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Contractions are reduced forms of words or phrases, transcribed with the use of apostrophes to indicate letters omitted from the orginal words:

Do not = don't
Will not = won't
O'clock = off the clock.
Hi Mister Micawber,

I apologize for asking an aside.

Contractions are reduced forms of words or phrases, transcribed with the use of apostrophes to indicate letters omitted from the orginal words:

Does "transcribed with" modify:

1. "contractions",

2. "forms of words or phrases"

3. "Contractions are reduced forms of words or phrases"

Thank you.

Tinanam
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Take your choice. Notice the copula: contractions = reduced forms of words and phrases
Dear Mister Micawber,

Contractions are reduced forms of words or phrases, transcribed with the use of apostrophes to indicate letters omitted from the orginal words.

Does it modify "reduced forms of words or phrases"? Because it is the nearest one placed directly in front of "transcribed with".

Thank you.

Tinanam
Please read my previous post, Tinanam. It makes no difference which you choose.
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Dear Mister Micawber,

I misunderstood your earlier post. Now I understand.

Thank you.

Tinanam