I could've; I would've; I should've Sometimes, I hear from my friend or lecturer sayy I could've said, or I would've something. What exactly is the meaning of that phrases?
Nov 30, 2014 8:40 PM
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In each case, "'ve" is short for "have". It is the modal auxiliary verb used for the past tense. I would not recommend you use it in writing, except for very informal emails / social media chat etc.
November 30, 2014
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