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Contracting: AM, ARE & IS – Example Sentences


Contracting: AM, ARE, & IS – Example Sentences

I am moving out – I’m_moving out.
ɑe æm ˈmʉːvɪŋ æɔt – ɑem‿ˈmʉːvɪŋ‿æɔt

You are reading a book – You’re_reading a book.
jʉː ɐː ˈriːdɪŋ ɐ bʊk – joː ˈriːdɪŋ ə bʊk

He is thinking about food – He’s thinking about food.
hiː ɪz ˈθɪŋkɪŋ əˈbæɔt fʉːd – hiːz ˈθɪŋkɪŋ‿əˈbæɔ[t] fʉːd

She is zeroing in her skills – She’s_zeroing in her skills.
ʃiː ɪz ˈzɪrəʉɪŋ ɪn hɜː skɪlz – ʃiːz‿ˈzɪrəʉɪŋ‿ɪn‿(h)ɜː skɪlz

We are offering to help – We’re_offering to help.
wiː ɐː ˈɔfərɪŋ tə help – weːr‿ˈɔfərən tə help

They are changing their clothes – they’re changing their clothes.
ðæɪ ɐː ˈʧæɪnʤɪŋ ðeə kləʊðz – ðeː ˈʧæɪnʤən ðeː kləʉðz

It is sunny outside – It’s_sunny outside.
ɪt ɪz ˈsɐni ˌæɔ[t]ˈsɑed – ɪts‿ˈsɐni‿æɔ[t]ˈsɑed

Pete is playing videos games – Pete’s playing video games.
piːt ɪz ˈplæɪɪŋ ˈvɪdɪəʉ gæɪmz – piːts ˈplæɪɪŋ ˈvɪdɪəʉ gæɪmz

Sarah is cooking dinner – Sarah’s cooking dinner.
ˈseːrə ɪz ˈkʊkɪŋ ˈdɪnɐ – ˈseːrəz ˈkʊkən ˈdɪnɐ

That is all I know – That’s_all I know.
ðæt ɪz oːl ɑe nəʉ – ðæ[t]s‿oːl‿ɑe nəʉ

These are our dolls – These’re_our dolls.
ðiːz ɐː ˈæɔ dɔlz – ðiːzər‿ˈæɔ dɔlz

Someone is at the door – Someone’s_at the door.
ˈsɐmwɐn ɪz æt ðə doː – ˈsɐmwɐnz‿æ[t]‿ðə doː

The dogs are barking loudly – The dogs’re barking loudly.
ðə dɔgz ɐː ˈbɐːkɪŋ ˈlæɔdli – ðə dɔgzə ˈbɐːkən ˈlæɔdli

A group is waiting for you – A group’s waiting for you.
ə grʉːp ɪz ˈwæɪtɪŋ foː jʉː – ə grʉːps ˈwæɪtɪŋ foː je