If we're not supposed to use contractions, WHY WERE THEY TAUGHT TO US?
In college essays we're not supposed use words like "don't" or "Can't" we're supposed to fully write the words out like "can not" and "do not". The thing is contractions are taught to us in elementary school. We use them all throughout middle school and high school. Then we get to college and are told that we are wrong. Contractions are improper. So why do they even exist? Why did we learn them in school? No one is prepared for college after graduating high school.