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Is it correct to use the contraction in Your file'll be downloaded...? I don't know. It just doesn't sound right to me. English is not my first language, so maybe someone here could shed some light on this issue.

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    This question would be better suited to our sister site, English Language Learners. – p.s.w.g Aug 16 '13 at 12:41
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    "file'll" is understandable if spoken but it's not really good written English. – Kristina Lopez Aug 16 '13 at 13:37
  • Related: english.stackexchange.com/questions/113980 – J.R. Aug 16 '13 at 14:57
  • It wouldn't even be spoken; it's not a valid contraction. Contractions are to save phonetic effort, and two L's in a row is more difficult to pronounce instead of easier. – John Lawler Aug 16 '13 at 15:40
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The construct is an awkward one, due to the absent (contracted out) vowel, but entirely legal.

Native English speakers know to insert a schwa in place of the absent vowel when speaking.

As noted elsewhere, though grammatical this particular contraction should perhaps be avoided.

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It's an acceptable contraction as it makes grammatical sense.

However, given the assumed context (a message on a website?), I would personally avoid it and go with "Your file will...".

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