Apostrophe Use: Contractions and Omissions
A contraction can be a reduced way of anything (or collection of thoughts) that omits specific words or noises. Inside of a contraction, an apostrophe signifies missing words. The most prevalent contractions are comprised of verbs, auxiliaries, or modals linked to simple terms: He would=He’d. I had=I’ve. They may be=They’re. You cannot=You can’t.
Some authors use less frequent contractions when they wish to depict a unique type of dialog.Details