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I am learning from the Fundamental Drills in Shorthand, exercise 1, to combine “I; he” with common verbs like “will go; can go; would not; etc.”

In the last drill in the same exercise, I am wondering if I can combine “he” and “go”?

I know that the second written question could be transcribed as “egg”.  Maybe I can’t combine “he” and “go”.

Can I combine in question form words like: Shall I go?  What shall I take?

Thanks for answering my past discussions.  I am learning a lot.  Also, I am so glad I found this group!  What a joy!!  I look forward to your answers to these questions.

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  1. I think the rules in that is if you can read it and it makes sense to you when you transcribe and read later, then you can do whatever you want.  Remember though that some outlines will make other words.  if they do, then don't do that.  However, before you combine or abbreviate any words, learn the entire system first.  Debbi

  2. Usually, we join personal pronouns to verbs in sentences, if you can read and make sense of the outline, and if the joining is easy.  On the other hand, combinations of personal pronouns and interrogative pronouns are rare, and are reserved for reporting work — you won't see those in the standard manuals.   In the examples that you presented, I have bolded the more common phrases that you would form below:   Did he-go there?   Shall I-go?   What shall I-take?   On a different note, remember that when you join a downstroke consonant with a circle vowel, the circle vowel is written with clockwise motion.  So when you formed the phrase "shall I", the a circle should be to the left of the sh.  I noticed that you wrote the a circle to the right of the sh.  If you do that, it changes the meaning of the word (it would mean "share").  You will learn that later.

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