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  • verb Eye dialect misspelling and mispronunciation of would have or would've.


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  • See should of. And then erase this spelling from your brain.

    October 29, 2007

  • In using Google to compare 'would have gotten' to 'would of gotten' , I find that there's a 1:1 ratio in the use of Would Have compared to Would Of.

    A search on Google books shows would of in print in 1922, so it's almost a hundred years old now.

    To me, the Googlefight results are a way of quantifying the relative use of a phrase. I feel that when the usage becomes 1:1, it's no longer an uncommon way of spelling, and that the language has evolved, much to the dismay of 'strict grammarians' who cling to their Strunk and White.

    March 13, 2013

  • Yeah, rite.

    March 13, 2013