Negative Contractions List


Contractions are used to shorten a written or a spoken form of a word, syllable, or word group. Below is a list of commonly used negative contractions.

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Contractions in General
Negative Contractions

Contractions Exercise

Verb To Be Contractions

We can use two forms of contractions with negative verb to be.

Short Form 1Short Form 2
you aren'tyou're not
he isn'the's not
she isn'tshe's not
it isn'tit's not
we aren'twe're not
they aren'tthey're not


Note:

You can't contract I am not as I amn't!

Don't forget: I am too tall to ride this ride, aren’t I?

Also see English Contractions main page.

Other Negative Contractions



Short FormLong Form
aren't

can't

couldn't

daren't

didn't

doesn't

don't

hasn't

haven't

hadn't

isn't

mayn't

mightn't

mustn't

needn't

oughtn't

shan't

shouldn't

wasn't

weren't

won't

wouldn't
are not

cannot / can not

could not

dare not

did not

does not

do not

has not

have not

had not

is not

may not

might not

must not

need not

ought not

shall not

should not

was not

were not

will not

would not



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