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Sam
Hello, everybody. I was reading an article by a Briton teacher. The article was about could of gone, should of gone and would of gone= could have gone , should have gone and would have gone ... etc if you know or remember the article name could you please email me at sammaker72@gmail.com.  Thanks.
Apr 10, 2018 4:43 PM
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It COULD OF been one of many discussions on the subject!

The grammar is COULD HAVE been, of course. But when we SPEAK it sounds rather like we're saying COULD OF been. Unfortunately, many native speakers then SPELL it that way. Very wrong grammatically, but it does sound like it's right!

I COULD HAVE written it like COULD'VE, which is much better than  COULD OF.  Perhaps I should of ! Er, SHOULD'VE!



April 10, 2018

I think this is the article you're thinking of:

https://www.italki.com/article/276/What-Does-Would-Of-Mean-Don't-Make-This-English-Grammar-Mistake!



April 10, 2018
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