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Chapter 3 The Sentence > 3.8 Sentence Patterns - Pg. 65

3.8 Sentence Patterns In each of these examples, a pronoun (she) and a verb (is, will) have been combined. The apostrophe takes the place of the letter i in is. and the letters wj in will. She is = she's: she will = she'll. Omitting the 1 in Here Is and There is Contractions may also be formed by combining there with ig and here with is. Examples: There is John now. There's John now. Here is your book. Here's your book. In both cases the apostrophe takes the place of the letter i in 15. Note: There are and here are are never contracted. Furthermore, when a sentence begins with the words here is or there is T the noun that follows the verb is the subject.