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Rule "Non-standard contractions '(I've a...)'"

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Description: Non-standard contractions '(I've a...)'
By default, this rule is not active in LanguageTool
Message: This is a non-standard contraction. Use have \2 or 've got to express possession.
Category: Nonstandard Phrases (ID: NONSTANDARD_PHRASES)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/grammar-contractions/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • I've three new cars.
    Correction suggestion: have three, 've got
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • I've got three new cars.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: I_VE_A [2]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-04-17 22:33:07 +0200)