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How to Pronounce 80 CONTRACTIONS (I'm, don't, could've, etc) - Part 1 | English Pronunciation

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This video is Part 1 of "How to Pronounce 80 Contractions". I give the British pronunciations of 40 of the most common contractions in modern-day English. Here I only look at contractions with apostrophes. I am going to look at contractions such as coulda, shoulda and gonna in another video. Spread the love! Help more people understand this lesson by contributing subtitles in your own language here: https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=player&v=3Qrdt-iio9w For more English lessons, visit my channel, English with Max. All of the videos are free. These include free English vocabulary videos, English grammar videos, English pronunciation videos, English tips, and English listening practice. This channel aims at helping people learn and improve their English - whether they have been learning English for a while or have recently started. I am a native speaker from Australia. I mainly speak British English. Stalk me! https://www.facebook.com/EnglishWithMax https://twitter.com/EnglishWithMax https://www.instagram.com/englishwithmax/ How to pronounce contractions How to say contractions
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King Luiso (4 months ago)
I needed to learn all this. Thanks for the video. I Subscribed to your channel, and tacos! 😊
King Luiso (4 months ago)
We are both happy. Have a good weekend, Max. 🙂
English with Max (4 months ago)
I'm glad you liked it, and thanks for subscribing! 😃😃
Sudhakar Palanivelu (5 months ago)
Very useful ! Thank you.
English with Max (5 months ago)
My pleasure!
Thiago Oliveira (1 year ago)
omg...i've always used " Let's" naturally, i know its meaning but i didnt know it was the contraction of "Let us"o_o Thanks Sweet!
English with Max (1 year ago)
Yes, it's funny how we often take expressions for granted without knowing (or forgetting) the full meaning :).
Leo Chong (1 year ago)
How about "ain't" as in: "There ain't no use to wonder why, babe." a la Bob Dylan
English with Max (1 year ago)
I'll talk about that very soon :).
fong beng (1 year ago)
Teacher Max,beside them, Can I say " I help him without expecting for his rewards"? Is it o.k?
English with Max (1 year ago)
It's grammatically correct, but a native speaker wouldn't say that ;). You could say: I help him without expecting a reward in return.
fong beng (1 year ago)
Teacher Max,Fong here, you're the greatest teacher on-line, thank's for your professional guidance and teaching. You're a great great great great teacher
English with Max (1 year ago)
Thank you very much for your lovely comment! I'm glad I'm helping :).
fong beng (1 year ago)
Teacher Max, I'm Fong here, help? How do I say for that? For example, can I say " I help her with not thinking that she would help me back or she would repay me back or...etc"? How do we say for that?
English with Max (1 year ago)
I would say: I help her without thinking that she would help me back. :) OR: I help her without expecting her to help me back.
Munish Kumar (1 year ago)
I love you Max beautiful English teacher you are a good teacher,God bless you.
Areli TV (1 year ago)
I love her!
Hi Max! I found this lesson very useful. I hit the thumbs up. I didn't know the contraction of the words "how does" (# 16 - how's). By the way, Frank and George are always close to you. They are your inseparable friends. I'll see you next time. Take care!
English with Max (1 year ago)
I'm happy it was useful! (I was worried people would find it a bit dull...) And yes, they are always close by :).
L. McClane (1 year ago)
You're missing the best in southern English: I'd've :D
Darth Revan (2 months ago)
L. McClane how about I'd'v'n't?
English with Max (1 year ago)
Leo Chong (1 year ago)
What are you doing on an English learning video, Lindsay? Nit picking, perhaps? Or maybe you're trying to lose your Scottish accent, which I would thoroughly approve of.
English with Max (1 year ago)
Haha :). It was in my initial list, but I then decided to do a separate video on "double contractions". 😬
Cristiano Sousa (1 year ago)
HI max , Do you know what's the most complicated part of learning english for people native of idiom derivation of latin ? Like portuguese , for example ? It's the right sequence of adjective, For exemple . In Portuguese we say , existe uma mulher jovem, bela , inteligente , extrovertida e simpática que gosta de ensianr inglês pelo You Tube . What the right gramatical rule to put these adjectives ? Please ..
English with Max (1 year ago)
I can't promise when I'll be able to do it, because I have lots of other videos planned, but I've added it to my list :). In the meantime, you might find this page useful: http://www.gingersoftware.com/content/grammar-rules/adjectives/order-of-adjectives/
Haider Abdulrahman (1 year ago)
Very useful to get used to understanding native speakers.
1953emo (1 year ago)
Another fine video from Max. In my opinion, contractions are not so difficult. Without knowing basic English grammar rules they can be the nightmare for non-native speakers though. We have to know the full form. The problem is that there is one contraction for two or even three full forms. Today, no sooner had I finished watching this video then I encountered this sentence: "Bob, there's three large men in suits in the bar looking for you." This sentence is from the book 'Status Quo The Official 40th Anniversary Edition', page 18. It seems to me there is a mistake. It should be: "Bob, there're three ... " Am I right or no? And now at night, I found another sentence: "What I been told is that there's two VIPs murdered on the thirtieth floor." This sentence is from the book '1st to die' by James Patterson, page 17. It looks like the same problem (for me)as the first one. (pls correct)
English with Max (1 year ago)
It's also incorrect ;). Some people speak that way, which is why it was in the dialogue (it might even be considered part of a dialect), but it's not something I would encourage you to copy!
1953emo (1 year ago)
Hi. Max, thanks for your kindly reply. But I have another grammar problem. What is this construction: "I been told" ( in my opinion: subject + past participle + past participle). I know only: I have been told, I was told
English with Max (1 year ago)
Thank you! Very observant! Yes, it's becoming more and more common for native speakers to say "there is" instead of "there are" (or "there's"). It's technically incorrect, but it's very common, which is why you would see it in dialogue in books. I even say it sometimes when I'm not paying attention. 😉It bothers me when I see it in newspapers! Corrections: *a nightmare *had I finished watching this video than *Am I right or not?
emilio campagnoli (1 year ago)
Grazie mille! Molto utile 😊
English with Max (1 year ago)
Prego! :)
Fahrettin emektar (1 year ago)
It was very helpfull max thanks.. you can do more videos like this...it's better
English with Max (1 year ago)
Do you mean pronunciation videos?
Bassel Hasan (1 year ago)
I'm that student who don't pay attention to the lesson and keep staring 😊at the beautiful teacher😁 Nice earrings by the way😊
English with Max (1 year ago)
I like these earrings too :).
Raúl (1 year ago)
Thanks a lot!!!!... It's a great and useful lesson... Have a nice day!!!
English with Max (1 year ago)
Thank you, and same to you!
esm325 (1 year ago)
What a pity I can put only one like!!!
English with Max (1 year ago)
Cristina (1 year ago)
Love your videos! Keep up the good work!
English with Max (1 year ago)
Thank you!
Dabachi Mohamed Amine (1 year ago)
Thank you Max :)
Hi. I love your videos, I can understand very well :) In july or august i am go to live in Australia *-*
English with Max (1 year ago)
Thank you! Wow, that's great! Which city in Australia?
Mauricio Naranjo (1 year ago)
I liked it...
Aimanno Mourad (1 year ago)
Thank you for your great efforts . Do you know you’re my best teacher 👩‍🏫 on YouTube?
English with Max (1 year ago)
*naked truth ;). And thank you :).
Aimanno Mourad (1 year ago)
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English with Max (1 year ago)
Oh, I'm very flattered!
Oleg Jagga (1 year ago)
Like without watching :)
Wilfried Mathias (1 year ago)
Great video! Keep up the good work!
Rezaul shumon (1 year ago)
Thank you very much Max, for this lesson! I really was looking forward to seeing this video!
English with Max (1 year ago)
I'm glad you liked it!
Oh, boy! Where did you get so much patience to spell all this examples? 😉 Thank you for your lessons, Max! You're cool!
So keep it up! You do it good! Best regards from Russia! (btw we almost in one time zone 😉)
English with Max (1 year ago)
Love and dedication. 😜(I also got a new editing programme that makes it a lot easier! Haha) Thanks!
MAHMOUD Hasan (1 year ago)
now I know what apostropes ( ' ) mean 👌! thank you for this video ❤
English with Max (1 year ago)
Great! :) My pleasure!
Excellent! It's super useful.
In my country -16*C and very sunny today. And in 2 days spring season begin. It's so cool!
Hi Max, I already missed you. Your classes were very important. You're amazing
English with Max (1 year ago)
I missed making a video last week ;).
Юрий Руденя (1 year ago)
Thank you! It halped me.
Abdulrahman QUSADI (1 year ago)
Thank you for this video 🌹🌹
Long Nguyen (1 year ago)
Good afternoon Max! Thanks a lot of your efforts to make this video. Have a nice week.
English with Max (1 year ago)
Thanks very much, Long! Have a nice week :).
Thanks for the video

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