LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||26/ABR/2009 2:36 PM|
|Assunto:||There´s many book|
Contractions like — I am -> I'm — you are -> you're — she is -> she's — and hundred others appeared to smooth out speech, they should not even be used in writing, although I know they are.
If you think that saying "there're" clearly and am·bigu·ous·ly is better than "there are", fine. Say it slowly though, so people will understand you; but by then you'll find yourself saying "there are"...
Back to writing, in this day of twittering, instant messaging, and cell phone texting, written language is going to hell in a handbasket! So I guess anything goes. Th're many ways 2 abbrevi8 wrt'ng. So, I figure, why bother with the finer points of grammar?!?!?
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