Listen to the following conversation between Tim, a new marketing staff and Lucy, a receptionist.
Is this Paul Smith’s office?
|Tim||Hi. Is this Paul Smith’s office?|
|Lucy||No, it isn’t. His office is over there, but, he isn’t here today. He is in Brussels.|
|Tim||What about his assistant?|
|Lucy||No, She’s in Brussels, too. They’re at a conference.|
|Tim||Oh, OK. I’m Tim Johnson, by the way.|
|Lucy||Are you the new guy in Marketing?|
|Tim||Yes, I am. And you are…?|
|Lucy||Yes, Olive. … That’s my boss. Olive Green.|
Contraction in English
Note: We don’t say “I amn’t”
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