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13-08-2005, 16:28   #1
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Havn't or haven't?

This may be simple but which one is correct for the abbreviation of the phrase "have not"

havn't

or

haven't
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13-08-2005, 16:31   #2
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13-08-2005, 16:35   #3
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just think of the ' replacing an o,thats all.
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I was thinking it was haven't, yet a lot of people spell it the other way - havn't - now I know that I'm right.

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13-08-2005, 16:41   #5
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np,they probably do it on the net because a lot of people do.
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more cool 'havuntu" in Irish pronunciation . now try spelling Smith and pronouncing in the form it is spelt . in Irish which I prefer it should sound like Smitt. That's how we say it and thst's how we should spell it. It's our language in Ireland and we should murder it . I like to call a person a good cunnt , you could hardly call a person a bad cunnt could ya /

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13-08-2005, 16:44   #7
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27-09-2012, 09:13   #8
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Old thread I know but I just googled both and it seems even thought it's the incorrect spelling, there's almost 10 and a half million results for havn't!

Also, nearly three quarter's of a billion results for haven't
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27-09-2012, 09:36   #9
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Where that particular abbreviation is acceptable in speech, it is not good practice to use it writing unless you are writing dialogue.
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27-09-2012, 16:26   #10
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Where that particular abbreviation is acceptable in speech, it is not good practice to use it writing unless you are writing dialogue.
I disagree. I write a great deal in an informal style, and contractions fit very well into such a style - don't they?
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Perhaps! Though some can appear more cumbersome than others – the written word has an aesthetic as well as a literal impact.
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