How come people say "should of" instead of "should have"? 44 replies

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Fragger

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#1 12 years ago

I mean, it's just so retarded.




Guns4Hire

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#2 12 years ago

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This is one of those errors typically made by a person more familiar with the spoken than the written form of English. A sentence like “I would have gone if anyone had given me free tickets” is normally spoken in a slurred way so that the two words “would have” are not distinctly separated, but blended together into what is properly rendered "would’ve.” seeing that “V” tips you off right away that “would’ve” is a contraction of “would have.” But many people hear “would of” and that’s how they write it. Wrong.

Note that “must of” is similarly an error for “must have.”




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#3 12 years ago

They watched too many Spec Savers adverts.




Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

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#4 12 years ago

LMFAO^ Wow, thats funny crap :D

But seriously, does it bother you that people say it? Really?

Riot




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#5 12 years ago

I never noticed it before I seen this thread. This should of bothered me?




AzH

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#6 12 years ago

Oh.... :vikki:




colonel_bob

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#7 12 years ago

What Beef said. Its a contraction. You should've thought about it a little more before posting.




Amy

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#8 12 years ago

I say it to at times. May even have typed it a few times, didnt know it bugged people. For that I am truly truly sorry, I should of known better..




AzH

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#9 12 years ago

Oh.... :vikki:

The irony displayed by posters is killing me.




Amy

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#10 12 years ago

Funny huh, at times you will have that..