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5.103 Contractions
Contractions Most types of writing benefit from the use of...contractions. If used thoughtfully, contractions in prose sound natural and relaxed and make...reading more enjoyable. Be -verbs and most of the auxiliary verbs are contracted when followed by...

7.29 Contractions
Contractions and Interjections 7.29... Contractions In contractions, an apostrophe normally replaces omitted letters.... contraction (see 6.114 )....

10.2 Acronyms, initialisms, contractions
10.2 Acronyms, initialisms, contractions The...series of letters (AOL, NBA, XML); and contraction refers to abbreviations that include the first and...last letters of the full word (Mr., amt.). (For the type of contractions normally...

4.54 Other contracts
4.54 Other contracts In scholarly publishing, in addition...to contracts with the authors of new books, several other types of agreement are in use...

5.102 Verb phrases
the subject {Do you not want more?} ; contractions are often more natural but may paradoxically...forms can be contracted {we do not–we don’t} {I will not–I won’t} {he has not–he hasn’t} {she...does not–she doesn’t} , but I am not is contracted to I’m not (never I amn’t ). The...

4.51 Basic book-contract provisions
publisher typically draws up the contract for a new book, to be signed by both the publisher and the...author or, in the case of a joint work, by all authors. In this contract the...

5.50 Possessive pronouns versus contractions
5.50 Possessive pronouns versus contractions The possessive forms...personal pronouns have homophones that are contractions — forms that are also signaled by...apostrophes. The pronouns that don’t sound like legitimate contractions seldom present problems,...

15.42 “Forthcoming” in author-date references
date in author-date references to books under contract with a publisher and already titled but...should be given as needed. Books not under contract are treated as unpublished...

14.153 “Forthcoming”
is under contract with a publisher and is already titled, but the date of publication is not yet...contract. If page numbers are available, they should be given. Books not under contract ...

14.231 Private contracts, wills, and such
Paragraph 14.231: Private contracts, wills, and such from the Chicago Manual of Style Online....

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