could of, should of, would of vs could have, should have, would have : Common Errors in English

About could of, should of, would of vs could have, should have, would have

This is one of those errors typically made by a person more familiarwith the spoken than the written form of English. A sentence like “Iwould have gone if anyone had given me free tickets” is normally spokenin a slurred way so that the two words “would have” are not distinctlyseparated, but blended together into what is properly rendered“would’ve.” Seeing that “V” tips you off right away that “would’ve” is acontraction of “would have.” But many people hear “would of” and that’show they write it. Wrong.Note that “must of” is similarly an error for “must have.”
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