Creamy Goodness Registered User
#1

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

havn't

or

haven't

Aristotle Registered User
#2

haven't

Tar.Aldarion /flails limbs
#3

just think of the ' replacing an o,thats all.

Creamy Goodness Registered User
#4

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.

Thanks guys.

Tar.Aldarion /flails limbs
#5

np,they probably do it on the net because a lot of people do.

Dublinsausage Registered User
#6

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 /

Tar.Aldarion /flails limbs
#7

havuntuspeltrong

intbn Registered User
#8

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

Condatis Registered User
#9

Where that particular abbreviation is acceptable in speech, it is not good practice to use it writing unless you are writing dialogue.

P. Breathnach Registered User
#10

Condatis said:
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?

Condatis Registered User
#11

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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