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Contractions: Can't, haven't, don't ...

For transcription tasks, we must transcribe the contracted words whenever the speaker utters them.

Examples of some common contractions:

  • Cannot = Can't
  • Have not = Haven't 
  • Do not = Don't 
  • Does not = Doesn't 

Examples of use:

Suppose you have audios that say:

"I can't reach that book, can you help me please?"

"I haven't seen this movie, and you?"

"He doesn't have a sport bicycle"

"I don't want to go to that restaurant, I prefer another one"

Since a good orthography is a reflect of a high quality job, it's important that you pay attention to all the details. For contractions, make sure you include the apostrophe.

It would be incorrect to transcribe:

  • [00:00:00] I cant reach that book, can you help me please? X
  • [00:00:00] I cannot reach that book, can you help me please? X
  •  [00:00:00] I havent seen this movie, have you. X
  •  [00:00:00] I have not seen this movie, have you. X
  •  [00:00:00] He doesnt have a sport bicycle. X
  •  [00:00:00] I dont want to go to that restaurant, I prefer another one. X