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Double Contractions – I Didn’t Know About Them

I recently found this Wiktionary page listing Double Contractions. Additional investigation indicates that they are considered correct usage, at least in certain situations (such as dialogue). Who knew?

Double contractions are those words which contain two contractional clitics, such as n’t and ’ve. Both contractions are marked with apostrophes. Such as – shouldn’t’ve.

 


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