Re: Using Contractions in Software Manuals

Subject: Re: Using Contractions in Software Manuals
From: Suzette Seveny <sseveny -at- PETVALU -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 11:33:57 -0400

Toni Williams wrote:
> Isn't "would of" the written expression of a verbal slurring of "would've"?
> (And isn't this an awkward sentence???)

Would've is a contraction of "would have", as in "I would have gone to the
store, but I forgot my wallet at home."

Would of, could of, etc. are perfect examples of how the English language has
degenerated. I put those phrases in the same category as "ain't".

Suzette Seveny
Markham, Ontario, Canada
sseveny -at- petvalu -dot- com or suzette -at- yesic -dot- com
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