Practice 2: Using Contractions with Be in the Present
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Based on this lesson, type a contraction of “to be” in the blank provided.
For some items, more than one answer may be correct. If a contraction is not possible, just type the correct form of the verb.
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I’m not very hungry right now.
Tom isn’t from California.
Tom’s not from California. (very informal!)
He’s from Texas.
I’m not hot.
We’re not students.
We aren’t students
They’re not from Asia!
They aren’t from Asia!
They’re from Africa.
Pedro and Javier aren’t in school today.
They’re at home.
Sandra and I aren’t close friends.
This book isn’t easy to read...
This book’s not easy to read... (very informal!)
... but it’s not very long.
... but it isn’t very long.
My house isn’t very far from here.
It’s only 20 miles.
It isn’t cold today...
It’s not cold today...
... but it’s very cloudy.
I’m not home.
I’m at work.
Brazil isn’t in Central America.
Brazil’s not in Central America. (very informal!)
It’s in South America.
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