Would've or would of

Inhf

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Ok so like I learnt English because I've lived in Ireland. And I learnt some grammar and all there (ew grammar). So I always thought it's would've, as in would have.

But then I go to the internet. I have seen /SO/ many people saying would of, and it used to drive me mad because I was pretty sure it was would've. Now I'm not so sure anymore, is would of correct?

Idk guys help me out here :p
 

Kqwi

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As far as I know, it's "would've". I believe "would of" is just urban language.
 
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moodymouse

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Ok so like I learnt English because I've lived in Ireland. And I learnt some grammar and all there (ew grammar). So I always thought it's would've, as in would have.

But then I go to the internet. I have seen /SO/ many people saying would of, and it used to drive me mad because I was pretty sure it was would've. Now I'm not so sure anymore, is would of correct?

Idk guys help me out here :p
I mean-
“Would’ve” does mean would have and would of

As far as I know, it's "would've". I believe "would of" is just urban language.
I ageee too
 
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Laq_

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i think both are grammatically correct, i use both,
so i guess just use which ever you prefer :')
 

_Aurelian

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Would've is grammatically correct, it is a contraction of "would have." "Would of" is definitely not grammatically correct, it is more of a colloquialism, a way of writing the way you say it. Although I can't say I personally use "Would of."
 

JustSimplyCloud

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I speak American, so I wouldn’t have any idea on how to speak “English”
 

stanlori

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Grammatically speaking, 'Would have' is the correct phrase when writing. Would of is an incorrect habit of spoken english.