I could've told you that. The reason for the mistake is that the pronunciation of
have in unstressed contexts is the same as that of of, and the two words are ...
Write could have, should have, will have, or would have. If you want to
emphasize the pronunciation, write it as a verb contraction: could've, should've,
This is one of those errors typically made by a person more familiar with the
spoken than the written form of English. A sentence like “I would have gone if ...
The phrase could have refers to something that was possible but did not occur in
the past. In informal speech, it is contracted to could've, not could of.
A common misconception among idiots who go by their ears rather than their
brain. The real way to say it is "Could HAVE", i.e. "I could HAVE gone to the party"
There is no such phrase as “could of” so why do so many people say and write it?
The problem lies when you shorten 'could have' to 'could've'. Try saying it.
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“We could of used the right helping verb.” We understand where this mistake
came from. It came from speech. The word “have” when joined with “could” to
Nov 17, 2011 ... It bothers me that so many people use could of , would of , should of instead of
could've or could have , etc. For instance, I have seen people ...
Dec 2, 2016 ... Would of, should of, and could of might sound correct, but in writing they're not.