Discussion Forum

Please consider registering

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

— Match —

— Forum Options —

Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Another wrong "of"
"I should of thought about it first."
Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
Bob Bridges
Forum Posts: 680
Member Since:
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

In connection with the “American superfluous ‘of’ “, I always think of another similar mistake, “I should of done it that way”.   In the US we pronounce “have” in that position that way, but of course it must be spelled “have”, not “of”.   But people who don’t write well spell it the way they hear it (naturally enough), and then come across like pitiable ignorami, more’s the pity.

I don’t think the two “of”s are related, but I always think of them together.

Forum Posts: 626
Member Since:
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

“Should of” is just a misspelling of “should’ve”    

There are a lot of cases like this.   People hear “victual” and write it “vittle”, hear “voila”” and write “wahla” or hear “teat” and write it “tit”.   If dictionaries are going to include that definition of “of”, then they should define “teh” as a specific article.

Forum Timezone: America/Los_Angeles

Most Users Ever Online: 1147

Currently Online: Robert
2 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Heimhenge: 959

Ron Draney: 684

Bob Bridges: 680

deaconB: 626

RobertB: 489

Robert: 488

tromboniator: 447

Dick: 434

samaphore: 312

dilettante: 287

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 611

Members: 3072

Moderators: 1

Admins: 5

Forum Stats:

Groups: 1

Forums: 1

Topics: 3392

Posts: 18015

Newest Members: Writerdeb, southwest88, mr_ochie, jayelgee, MrsDrSanders, CharleneTX, KimfrmKanada, hi.dee, RickLight, Bellevance

Administrators: Martha Barnette: 820, Grant Barrett: 1445, EmmettRedd: 778, Glenn: 1719, timfelten: 0