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English with Annette O'Neil Colloquial Contractions - Part 1


1)  A contraction is....

  • a word that substitutes for a noun or noun phrase.
  • a word that combines two other words.
  • a word that describes a noun or pronoun.

2)  To be on a "first-name basis" is to...

  • know someone's first name.
  • call someone by their first name.

3)  What does "kind of" or "kinda" modify?

  • It modifies a contraction.
  • It modifies a noun or pronoun.
  • It modifies an adjective or an adverb.

4)  Colloquial contractions are formal.

  • True
  • False

5)  "Want to" or "wanna" is always used...

  • before a verb.
  • before a noun.
  • before a contraction.