Linda e-mailed me this screenshot to illustrate her biggest pet peeve.
"I cringe when people write "could of" or "should of" or "would of." This triple whammy makes me want to throttle WarriorMom, the woman in the picture!"
Oh, wow. That's a whole lot of wrongness to handle all at once.
Where does WarriorMom go wrong? She uses not one, not two, but three outlawed expressions.
- There is no such thing as "could of," "should of," or "would of."
- Use could've, should've, and would've as contractions for could have, should have, and would have.
Correction: I Could've, Would've, Should've