Contractions Worksheets

All About These 15 Worksheets

These contractions worksheets are made to help students understand and practice the use of contractions in English. Contractions are shortened forms of two words that are combined into one, and they are an important aspect of everyday English communication.

These worksheets include a variety of exercises and activities to help students identify and use different types of contractions correctly. Some examples of these activities include:

  1. Rewriting exercises: Students rewrite words and sentences to reflect the correct forms of contractions.
  2. Sentence transformations: Students rewrite sentences using contractions.
  3. Matching exercises: Students match a contraction with the corresponding two words.
  4. Writing exercises: Students write their own sentences using contractions.

In summary, these worksheets on contractions provide students with an opportunity to practice and reinforce their understanding of this important aspect of English grammar. By using these worksheets, students can improve their ability to communicate more naturally and effectively in English, and become more confident and fluent speakers and writers.

Through these worksheets, students will:

  • Identify what different forms of contractions stand for;
  • Practice the correct usage of contractions;
  • Create their own sentences using contractions correctly;
  • And master using contractions in their written responses to questions.

What are Contractions and why do they matter?

Contractions in English are shortened forms of two words that are combined into one. They are commonly used in spoken and written English, and they serve to make language more concise, natural, and fluent.

Examples of contractions include “can’t” (cannot), “don’t” (do not), “won’t” (will not), “shouldn’t” (should not), “it’s” (it is or it has), “I’m” (I am), “they’re” (they are), and “he’d” (he would or he had).

Contractions are formed by replacing one or more letters in a word with an apostrophe (‘), which indicates that a letter or letters have been omitted. For example, the word “cannot” becomes “can’t” when the letters “no” are removed and replaced with an apostrophe.

Contractions are commonly used in everyday conversation and informal writing, such as emails, text messages, and social media posts. However, they may not be appropriate in formal writing or academic contexts, where a more formal style of language is required.

Understanding and using contractions correctly is an important part of English communication, and students should practice identifying and using them in their speaking and writing to improve their language proficiency.