here's

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Contraction[edit]

here's

  1. Contraction of here is.
  2. (nonstandard) Contraction of here are.
    • 1922, Ben Travers, chapter 1, A Cuckoo in the Nest[1]:
      “[…] the awfully hearty sort of Christmas cards that people do send to other people that they don't know at all well. You know. The kind that have mottoes like
        Here's rattling good luck and roaring good cheer, / With lashings of food and great hogsheads of beer. […]”

Usage notes[edit]

  • In some respects, sense 2 is not a distinct sense; some speakers use "here is" even where Standard English would require "here are", and "here's" may therefore be seen as a contraction of "here is" even in such cases. However, it is listed separately here because there are many speakers who do distinguish "here is" from "here are" when not using the contraction, but who use the contraction "here's" in all cases; thus, these speakers may be said to use "here's" as a general contraction for both "here is" and "here are".

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