Lesson 5
Whole-Word Contractions for child, shall, this, which, out, still
Part-Word Contractions for ch, sh, th, wh, ou, st: Ordinal Numbers

5.1 In General

Like the contractions and, for, of, the, and with, the contractions to be studied in this lesson represent certain letter combinations that can represent a whole word or part of a word. When standing alone they represent a whole word beginning with those letter combinations. However, when they are connected to other letters they take on their letter meaning and become part of a word. These contractions and their meanings are as follows:

Contraction

Whole-Word Meaning

Part-Word Meaning

child

ch

shall

sh

this

th

which

wh

out

ou

still

st