Asked • 06/25/19

Why did common contractions become common?

Examples: > Real life isn't like that, y'know. > > Y'all are awesome. > > I dunno why. > > Where'd you go? This is my theory: these phrases/sentences have been said so many times that people felt it would save a lot of time if they were contracted. But I don't know, I'm not a native English speaker, so maybe I'm wrong. What do you think?

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Steven N. answered • 07/19/19

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