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It is have not of!

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MyCatIsABiggerBastardThanYours Mon 29-Aug-16 15:03:54

Could have...
Should have...
Would have...

I know it has been said before and I also realise it is not the most important thing in the world, but heck this is Pedants corner so I am hoping I am amongst the equally annoyed.

FATEdestiny Mon 29-Aug-16 15:14:59

Make it your one woman mission to never say should've, could've, etc.

If more people spoke in a way that didn't shorten, it would help this particular issue.

This is a problem of mishearing.

Dizzybintess Fri 30-Sep-16 15:44:11

This drives me absolutely insane!!!
I see it all the time on Facebook even with people that revived a decent education.

Dizzybintess Fri 30-Sep-16 15:44:44

Received not revived .... Bloody autocorrect.

prettypidgeon Fri 30-Sep-16 15:56:12

Haha I didn't realise I was saying it wrong until my boyfriend asked me to repeat myself one day blush i write it properly but always say it wrong.

lifeistooshort Fri 30-Sep-16 15:59:57

You are not really really gets one my nerve to...Probably my biggest pet hate.

Smidge001 Fri 30-Sep-16 16:04:53

To, two and too is another wink but I'm guessing that was just a typo!

Mozartinmyfanjo Fri 30-Sep-16 16:09:07

I am with you op. Another one we're/ were, there/ their. It's really not that hard.

SenecaFalls Sat 01-Oct-16 14:47:39

Another one we're/ were, there/ their. It's really not that hard.

It might be quite hard for someone with learning difficulties, like my son.

Topseyt Sat 01-Oct-16 18:47:44

I am another. Would OF, could OF, should OF are very high on my list of pet hates. They are not even phrases.

It is HAVE.

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