Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Mar 2010 19:05 UTC
Features, Office Since everybody in the technology world is apparently having a vacation, and nobody told me about it, we're kind of low on news. As such, this seems like the perfect opportunity to gripe about something I've always wanted to gripe about: a number of common mistakes in English writing in the comments section. I'll also throw in some tidbits about my native language, Dutch, so you can compare and contrast between the two.
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RE: "Should of"
by henderson101 on Fri 19th Mar 2010 10:15 UTC in reply to ""Should of""
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That is a dialectal thing - in so much as, my native English dialect would say the exact phonetic value "should of" for the contracted "should have" in speech. I know it is "should've", and would never write "should of", but it doesn't stop me saying it that way. Less educated people might just use that because that is what they are actually "saying".

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