Contractions in English Grammar – Easy Learning English – ELE
Contractions in English Grammar – Easy Learning English (ELE)
I’m is short for I am. You’re is short for you are.
Therefore, we say, I’m is just contraction for I am.
And you’re is also just contraction for you are.
So, contraction means the process of becoming smaller.
What’s the contraction for a verb? Yes, V is a contraction for the verb.
What’s the contraction for a noun? Yes, N is a contraction for the noun.
What’s the contraction for an adjective? Yes, adj is a contraction for the adjective.
? for example:
Point (v): we know this word is a verb.
Point (n): and this word is a noun too.
Red (adj): this word is an adjective.
Red (n): it is also a noun too.
What’s the benefit of knowing this information about a word?
If you want to understand well a sentence and translate it better into your language, you need to recognize these things.
? for example:
Have a look at the word of Red, it is being used as an adjective in the following words and sentences:
red apple / red car / red shirt / red rose / red lips / red bottle
He has a red car. She wears a beautiful red shirt every day.
I have a red apple in my right hand and you have a red apple in your left hand.
But if you use red as a noun, it has quite a different meaning:
The company has gone broke and is in the red.
it would mean the company has major financial problems and doesn’t mean that the company is immersed in the red color.
So, recognizing information about a word helps us to have a good understanding of its meaning
and also gives you a good ability for translating it into your mother tongue, too.
Written by ShaPour KhodaParast