Originally Posted by logAnarchy
Yes, exactly. Personally the biggest crime in my book is 'would of.' Offenders may defend themselves by saying "that's how people pronounce out loud, so I got confused," but I can't forgive that one at all for two reasons.
1) When people say it out loud they are pronouncing the contraction 'would've.' Everyone should be familiar with contractions.
2) You can't use 'of' before a active present tense verb (not -ing). That doesn't make any grammatical sense whatsoever.
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