English Language Class/ Watson should of scored (sic)

Grecian2K

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Week 1 :
Recently, and for reasons unbeknown (but probably related to pronunciation), should've / could've seems to have morphed into could of / should of, e.g Watson should of scored instead of the correct Watson should've scored. So, come on boys and girls, let's make an effort to use our language correctly : our culture is at stake !! Week 1 class over. By The 8-| ;)
Whilst I 100% agree with you on this particularly obnoxious irritant, at the risk of being accused of unneccessary linguistic pedantry are you, yourself, not slightly guilty of a lazy contraction of should have and could have here?

Oh, and PS: Watson COULDN'T OF scored today either, as it 'appens. He weren't even on the bench. ;)
 
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Maybe a lesson on the correct use of apostrophes would not go amiss for some people.

 

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Maybe a lesson on the correct use of apostrophes would not go amiss for some people.

That looks like an apostrophe perfectly well deployed. See the post's of newton pop for an object lesson in how not to use apostrophe's - hi's esse's are rarely without one...
 
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