Contracted forms exercise

August 14, 2014pdf

The expression she’s can be the contracted form of she is or she has.

Read the following sentences and state what form of the verb is used in them.

1. She’s never been to the US.

a) she’s = she is

b) she’s = she has

2. There’s someone at the door.

a) there’s = there is

b) there’s = there has

3. The dog is happy. It’s had its breakfast.

a) it’s = it is

b) it’s = it has

4. He’s not interested in the offer.

a) he’s = he is

b) he’s = he has

5. There’s a problem.

a) there’s = there is

b) there’s = there has

6. She’s from Mexico.

a) she’s = she is

b) she’s = she has

7. He’s gone to the market.

a) he’s = he is

b) he’s = he has

8. It’s a sad state of affairs.

a) it’s = it is

b) it’s = it has

9. There’s been an explosion near the temple.

a) there’s = there is

b) there’s = there has

10. She’s returned from her business tour.

a) she’s = she is

b) she’s = she has

Answers

1. She’s never been to the US. (= She has never …..)

2. There’s someone at the door. (= There is someone…)

3. The dog is happy. It’s had its breakfast. (= It has had..)

4. He’s not interested in the offer. (= He is not…)

5. There’s a problem. (= There is…)

6. She’s from Mexico. (= She is from…)

7. He’s gone to the market. (= He has gone…)

8. It’s a sad state of affairs. (= It is a sad…)

9. There’s been an explosion near the temple. (= There has been…)

10. She’s returned from her business tour. (= She has returned…)

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