Grade 4 Lesson 28. Contractions & Homographs. Contractions. When we combine two words into a new word and leave out a letter or letters, we call it a contraction. We use an apostrophe to show where the missing letter(s) should be. Example: where + will = where’ll . More Contractions.
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When we combine two words into a new word and leave out a letter or letters, we call it a contraction.
We use an apostrophe to show where the missing letter(s) should be.
Example: where + will = where’ll
Where + is = where’s
Could + not = couldn’t
Would + not = wouldn’t
Should + not = shouldn’t
Did + not = didn’t
You + are = you’re
We + are = we’re
They + are = they’re
I + have = I’ve
Homo = same Graph = to write or draw
Homographs are words which have the same spelling, but different meanings. They may also have different pronunciations or sounds.
Often, the different pronunciations indicate a different part of speech (noun or verb).
My sister got her driver’s permit yesterday.
The teacher will not permit us to write in ink.
The police caught the suspect.
I suspect she is the one who did it.
We drove to the overlook in the mountains.
I will overlook your insult.