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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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Thiago Oliveira (8 months 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 (8 months ago)
Yes, it's funny how we often take expressions for granted without knowing (or forgetting) the full meaning :).
Leo Chong (8 months ago)
How about "ain't" as in: "There ain't no use to wonder why, babe." a la Bob Dylan
English with Max (8 months ago)
I'll talk about that very soon :).
fong beng (8 months ago)
Teacher Max,beside them, Can I say " I help him without expecting for his rewards"? Is it o.k?
English with Max (8 months 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 (8 months 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 (8 months ago)
Thank you very much for your lovely comment! I'm glad I'm helping :).
fong beng (8 months 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 (8 months 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 (8 months ago)
I love you Max beautiful English teacher you are a good teacher,God bless you.
Areli TV (8 months 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 (8 months 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 (8 months ago)
You're missing the best in southern English: I'd've :D
English with Max (8 months ago)
😂😂
Leo Chong (8 months 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 (8 months ago)
Haha :). It was in my initial list, but I then decided to do a separate video on "double contractions". 😬
Cristiano Sousa (8 months 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 (8 months 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 (8 months ago)
Very useful to get used to understanding native speakers.
1953emo (8 months 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 (8 months 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 (8 months 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 (8 months 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 (8 months ago)
Grazie mille! Molto utile 😊
English with Max (8 months ago)
Prego! :)
Güncel haberler (8 months ago)
It was very helpfull max thanks.. you can do more videos like this...it's better
English with Max (8 months ago)
Do you mean pronunciation videos?
Bassel Hasan (8 months 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 (8 months ago)
I like these earrings too :).
Raúl (8 months ago)
Thanks a lot!!!!... It's a great and useful lesson... Have a nice day!!!
English with Max (8 months ago)
Thank you, and same to you!
esm325 (8 months ago)
What a pity I can put only one like!!!
English with Max (8 months ago)
😀😀❤
Cristina (8 months ago)
Love your videos! Keep up the good work!
English with Max (8 months ago)
Thank you!
Dabachi Mohamed Amine (8 months ago)
Thank you Max :)
Andressa Leite Henriques (8 months ago)
Hi. I love your videos, I can understand very well :) In july or august i am go to live in Australia *-*
English with Max (8 months ago)
Thank you! Wow, that's great! Which city in Australia?
Mauricio Naranjo (8 months ago)
I liked it...
Aimanno Mourad (8 months ago)
Thank you for your great efforts . Do you know you’re my best teacher 👩‍🏫 on YouTube?
English with Max (8 months ago)
*naked truth ;). And thank you :).
Aimanno Mourad (8 months ago)
English with Max It’s not a compliment , it is really the nude truth.
English with Max (8 months ago)
Oh, I'm very flattered!
Oleg Jagga (8 months ago)
Like without watching :)
Wilfried Mathias (8 months ago)
Great video! Keep up the good work!
Rezaul shumon (8 months ago)
Thank you very much Max, for this lesson! I really was looking forward to seeing this video!
English with Max (8 months ago)
I'm glad you liked it!
Retterhalm Lechtenstaarn (8 months ago)
Oh, boy! Where did you get so much patience to spell all this examples? 😉 Thank you for your lessons, Max! You're cool!
Retterhalm Lechtenstaarn (8 months ago)
So keep it up! You do it good! Best regards from Russia! (btw we almost in one time zone 😉)
English with Max (8 months ago)
Love and dedication. 😜(I also got a new editing programme that makes it a lot easier! Haha) Thanks!
MAHMOUD Hasan (8 months ago)
now I know what apostropes ( ' ) mean 👌! thank you for this video ❤
English with Max (8 months 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!
Aparecido FERREIRA VAIS (8 months ago)
Hi Max, I already missed you. Your classes were very important. You're amazing
English with Max (8 months ago)
I missed making a video last week ;).
Юрий Руденя (8 months ago)
Thank you! It halped me.
Abdulrahman QUSADI (8 months ago)
Thank you for this video 🌹🌹
Long Nguyen (8 months ago)
Good afternoon Max! Thanks a lot of your efforts to make this video. Have a nice week.
English with Max (8 months ago)
Thanks very much, Long! Have a nice week :).
Thanks for the video

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