Contractions exercise

May 29, 2011pdf

Write the following sentences in contracted form.

1. You ought not to have offended her.

2. They are waiting in the hall.

3. If you do not behave, there would be trouble.

4. I will be happy when this is finished.

5. I shall definitely pay you back next week.

6. Will you not have some more wine?

7. In a situation like that I would scream until somebody came to help me.

8. This is a lovely party, but we have got to go home because of the baby-sitter.

9. I have not heard Sally moving about. She must not be awake yet.

10. It must be nice to be a cat, must not it?

11. I cannot find my keys.

12. She did not say hello. She might not have recognized you.

Answers

1. You oughtn’t to have offended her.

2. They’re waiting in the hall.

3. If you don’t behave, there’d be trouble.

4. I’ll be happy when this is finished.

5. I’ll definitely pay you back next week.

6. Won’t you have some more wine?

7. In a situation like that I’d scream until somebody came to help me.

8. This is a lovely party, but we’ve got to go home because of the baby-sitter.

9. I’ve not heard Sally moving about. She mustn’t be awake yet.

10. It must be nice to be a cat, mustn’t it?

11. I can’t find my keys.

12. She didn’t say hello. She mightn’t have recognized you.

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