I can't remember how to make word substitutes .
For example is I type "r" IMessage will automatically put "are"
Here is a link for you that will help you add shortcuts to your phone so that you can save keystrokes:
Save keystrokes - iPhone
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thank you so much...I knew it was simple I just could not find where to go in the setting
You're welcome, kalmatt! Thanks for using the Apple Support Communities!
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