Contractions In Dialogue

In fact, there were even contractions before the 1600s, but at that time they usually weren’t indicated with an apostrophe, because the apostrophe was still a recent invention Going back more than a thousand years, Old English had a class of contracted verbs. As labour progresses, the contractions build up into longer, more regular pains which peak before easing off and then starting again. When writing dialogue in a novel or play, contractions help reflect how a character actually speaks. Once you know how contractions are built, you will never again confuse it’s (the contraction of it is) with its, the possessive form of it. Like his, hers, theirs-pronouns do not use apostrophes to form possessives. I felt relieved because I didn’t really feel like getting out of the house and sitting in a church service for an hour and a half. Changing your position can help ease these frequent …