hadn’t have vs hadn’t : Common Errors in English

About hadn’t have vs hadn’t

Many people throw in an extra “have” when they talkabout things that might have happened otherwise: “Ifhe hadn’t have checked inside the truck first he wouldn’thave realized that the floorboards were rusted out.”This is often rendered “hadn’t of“ and pronounced“hadn’ta.” In standard English, omit the second word:“If he hadn’t checked inside the truck. . . .”

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    on June 12, 2013 Source: Wired News

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