4.3 Whole-Word Contractions for
and, for, of, the, with [XI.36.a, 37]

The next group of contractions to be studied is as follows:

and

(dots 1-2-3-4-6)

the

(dots 2-3-4-6)

for

(dots 1-2-3-4-5-6)

with

(dots 2-3-4-5-6)

of

(dots 1-2-3-5-6)

Unlike the whole-word contractions just studied, the contractions for and, for, of, the, and with are used to represent either whole words or parts of words. When used as whole words and when two or more of them appear in sequence, these contractions, as well as the word a, are brailled with no space between them. Examples:

The mayor will labor for and with the people of the village.

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In the case where two of these contractions should be joined but there is only room at the end of the line for one of them, that one is brailled at the end of the line and the other is carried over to the new line.