Lesson 4
One-Cell Whole-Word Contractions
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4.1 Contractions in General

To save space and facilitate reading, certain groups of letters appearing frequently in the English language are represented in braille by special characters known as contractions or signs. These signs may utilize one or two cells, and they may represent whole words, parts of words, or both.

Contractions that have the same or similar rules governing them are grouped together and given a name, as in the following section that discusses one-cell whole-word contractions. It is important that the names of these groupings be remembered because they will be referred to throughout the course.