A contraction is a word or phrase that has been shortened by dropping one or more letters. In writing, an apostrophe is used to indicate the place of the missing letters. Contractions are commonly used in speech (or written dialogue), informal forms of writing, and where space is at a premium, such as in advertising.
Are you one of those people who closes your eyes to envision the exact location of where you left your car keys? Do you bring up mental imagery when you're trying to remember what you did last Tuesday afternoon? Do you remember the cover of every book you've ever read? Do you have a photographic or near-photographic memory?
HMS Queen Mary was a British battlecruiser that entered service in 1913. The last battlecruiser completed for the Royal Navy prior to World War I, it saw action during the early engagements of the conflict. Sailing with the 1st Battlecruiser Squadron, Queen Mary was lost at the Battle of Jutland in May 1916.
Given the popularity true crime series covering O.J. Simpson, JonBenét Ramsey, and Steven Avery have recently enjoyed, it's no surprise that Netflix released the documentary “Amanda Knox” on Sept. 30 to enormous fanfare. The program stands out from others on Knox-the U.S. exchange student in Italy accused of killing her British roommate in 2007-in that it is largely told from her perspective.