Grammar Lesson Monday: Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda

Welcome to Grammar Lesson Monday!
This continuous series will address many common grammar mistakes made in the media and that I've seen more than once.  I strive to make the world a better place with good grammar.

Today, we will learn about coulda, woulda, shoulda (or could of, would of, should of).

All of the words listed above are grammatically incorrect.

Coulda or could of is just slang for could've, which is a contraction for could have.  It should always be could have.
She could've (could have) won, if she had more endurance.

The same with woulda or would of.  Proper grammer is would've or would have.
She would've (would have) won, if her opponent hadn't cheated.

The same with shoulda or should of.  Proper grammer is should've or should have.
She should've (should have) won, since she was so talented.

That's it for today.  Celebrate good grammar!

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