There's, He's, there're, you're, what're, they're, she's vs There is, He is, There are, You are, What are, They are, She is While writing a story, like novel, what is the rules in terms of following ...
"I'm", "it's" are forbidden in formal essays. Can I use "that's why" in the opening of my Statement of Purpose? Fancy flights used to fill me with euphoria, that's why I named myself Joseph, but ...
Possible Duplicate: Using contracted forms (“don't”, “let's”) in a formal text Usage of contractions like “it's” and “that's” in textbooks Should contractions ...
Possible duplicate of: Using contracted forms (“don't”, “let's”) in a formal text Usage of contractions like “it's” and “that's” in textbooks Should ...
As the title says — is "could've" or "should've" standard English or is it slang and should correctly be spelled "could have" and "should have"?