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  • Using Contractions in Formal Writing: Acceptable or Not?

    Using Contractions in Formal Writing: Acceptable or Not?

    What are contractions in writing? Contractions are the abbreviated forms of word combinations, such as “don’t” for “do not” or “isn’t” for “is not.” Contractions are like an appendix; they’re not that pretty, sometimes they get in the way, sometimes they can function just fine, but other times it is necessary to remove them for…