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Make sure your writing is formal – avoid contractions

By 24 January 2018Language Tips
Avoid contractions in formal writing

Avoid contractions in formal writing

Avoid contractions in formal writing.

Contractions are shortened forms of one word or the combination of two words. Examples include:

  • can’t
  • I’m
  • he’s
  • doesn’t
  • we’ve

Instead of contractions, write the words in full e.g.

  • cannot
  • I am
  • he is
  • does not
  • we have