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  • Session 5: Whole Word One Cell Contractions

    There are 23 single-letter whole-word contractions that correspond to the letters of the alphabet (excluding the letters "a", "i", and "o"):

    There are six whole-word contractions that are formed with a single cell. These contractions do not enjoy the "me first" status of the first group of five major whole-word contractions (and, of, the, with, for):

    child16
    shall146
    this1456
    which156
    out1256
    still34

    These six contractions are only used as whole-word contractions. You will see in later sessions that these six cells have use as part-word contractions(ch, sh, th, wh, ou, and st), but never do these whole-word contractions function as parts of words, such as in "grandchild" or "without".

    These contractions may be used in combination with any punctuation or composition sign, with the exception of the apostrophe. The only exception to this rule is that the contractions (child)'s and (still)'s are legal.

    As with the single-letter contractions in the previous reading, these contractions can be used in hyphenated words:

    (out)-(and)-(out) (still)-life (out)-(of)-(the)-way

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