ABCya is the leader in free instructional computer games and cell apps for teenagers. Spanish has two obligatory phonetic contractions between prepositions and articles: al (to the) for a el, and del (of the) for de el (to not be confused with a él, which means to him, and de él, which means his or, extra literally, of him). To contract” means to make smaller,” and that’s what we do once we kind contractions: we take two longer words and contract them into one shorter phrase.

Without having these contractions, you’d have longer, extra frequent and more painful labor contractions. Also note that, not like normal contractions, we do not normally use apostrophes (‘) with casual contractions when written. This contraction is missing two letters from the word will: w and i. The apostrophe goes where these lacking letters belong: between the u and the primary l.

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