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Woozy: Poozy! Why did you smash your model airplane airplane, aeroplane, or aircraft, heavier-than-air vehicle, mechanically driven and fitted with fixed wings that support it in flight through the dynamic action of the air. ?

Poozy: Because I'm I'm  

Contraction of I am.

Our Living Language Speakers of some scattered varieties of American English sometimes use I'm instead of I've or I have in present perfect constructions, as in
 mad at Tim. He went off to play soccer without me.

Piddy: You should have smashed Tim's airplane.

Dad: Whoa, Piddy. That's not how we handle anger in the Bear family.

Woozy: That's right. Good bears don't don't  

1. Contraction of do not.

2. Nonstandard Contraction of does not.

n.
A statement of what should not be done: a list of the dos and don'ts.
 even get angry.

Mom: That's not So, Woozy. Everyone gets angry, even Dad and I.

Dad: Right. The important thing is not to do something you'll you'll  

Contraction of you will.


you'll you will or you shall
you'll will
 regret.

Poozy: I'm already sorry I smashed my model.

Mom: When I'm angry, Poozy, I talk it over with someone. Dad does this, too.

Dad: Yes. Or sometimes I clean the garage, or run around the block a few times. Soon I feel calmer.

Poozy: I guess I'll try running around the block.

Piddy: And if that doesn't work, Poozy, you can clean my room.
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Author:Spinelli, Eileen
Publication:Highlights for Children
Article Type:Short Story
Date:Jun 1, 2000
Words:140
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