Recently, one of my relatives started studying the English Language and she came to discuss that the contraction of there are can also be written as the're because that's they way she learnt it at school. I am assuming this new contraction is wrong, but I am not a native English speaker and I studied English grammar long time ago, so I would like to know if this new form is right or wrong. I base my assumption on the following points:
- The contraction of there are is there're but it is rarely used because of the double /r/ pronunciation.
- According to the answer from Is "there're" (similar to "there's") a correct contraction? , the contraction there're is correct but it is more often to use there's.
All suggestions and examples are welcome :)