English Contractions Chart & Table

Welcome to our useful lesson on English contractions! This lesson is all about making words shorter and easier to use. It’s perfect for anyone starting to learn English or wanting to get better at it. We’ll look at how to squeeze some words together so speaking and writing can be quicker and simpler. Let’s start and see how it can make English a bit more fun for you!

The English Contractions Chart below shows the most common contractions in English.

Word Contraction Word Contraction
should not shouldn’t it is it’s
we have we’ve here is here’s
would not wouldn’t do not don’t
there is there’s have not haven’t
we would we’d cannot can’t
you have you’ve she has she’s
they will they’ll it has it’s
what is what’s did not didn’t
you had you’d does not doesn’t
she had she’d could not couldn’t
we are we’re he is he’s
will not won’t had not hadn’t
they had they’d he will he’ll
who is who’s he would he’d
they would they’d she will she’ll
where is where’s it will it’ll
they have they’ve it has it’s
were not weren’t I am I’m
you would you’d she would she’d
that is that’s he has he’s
we will we’ll are not aren’t
you are you’re I will I’II
they are they’re I would I’d
we had we’d is not isn’t
you will you’ll I have I’ve
was not wasn’t she is she’s
who will who’ll must not mustn’t
I had I’d  

contractions chart