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    (Original post by ThatOldGuy)
    Err... Just so you know, "Should've" is a contraction similar to "Can't" or "Won't". It's not "should of", but when people are speaking it is pronounced very similarly.

    Should've is perfectly fine.
    I think he's probably referring to when people hear 'should've' as 'should of' and then write it that way instead of using 'should have' / 'should've'.
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    You are aware that grammar is not universal - regional dialects of English exist that have their own unique grammar rules that differ from standard English. It doesn't mean a person speaking in that dialect is wrong, it just means that they are from somewhere else.

    Moreover, I think an appreciation of language and how it actually works is in order. English as it is today is a result of speakers of previous forms of English using it 'wrong.' Language is a beautiful and changeable thing, far from set in stone, and changes and develops as the people who use it need. Nobody says Shakespeare was wrong for shoving a bunch of made up words into his work, and now we have a word for elbow. So who knows - maybe in a hundred years, "should of" will be correct.
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    Colloquial language or second(+) language? If very minor grammatical errors trigger you, you must be living a very comfortable life...

    Outside of formal conversation or other formal means of communicating, it's perfectly fine as long as what they're saying can be easily understood.
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    (Original post by Xopher_)
    Am I the only one who gets ridiculously triggered when someone can't use proper grammar? Like my mum will say "No one will do nothing for me" or "I can't find my keys nowhere" people use "should of" instead of "should have" it just triggers me and I needed to rant about it.
    People not bothering to include the necessary pronoun for their sentence to literally mean what they intend is what annoys me when it comes to improper grammar.
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    No, because I have a life.
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    Yes, it's just you. What a stupid thing to get upset over lmao
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    (Original post by Xopher_)
    Am I the only one who gets ridiculously triggered when someone can't use proper grammar? Like my mum will say "No one will do nothing for me" or "I can't find my keys nowhere" people use "should of" instead of "should have" it just triggers me and I needed to rant about it.
    So pleased for you that this concerns you and triggers you enough to rant about it. I think you need to get out more.
    As for using your mother to get your point across - that to me says it all about the sort of person you are.
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    (Original post by awkwardshortguy)
    People not bothering to include the necessary pronoun for their sentence to literally mean what they intend is what annoys me when it comes to improper grammar.
    Spanish people?

    As long as you can get the meaning from context, though, what's the problem?
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      (Original post by Xopher_)
      I mean people who are born English and just didn't pay attention in English class. Except that isn't even a valid argument because I didn't go to secondary school.
      Tbf, that **** doesn’t even get taught in English class anymore. The new GCSE is all about analysing texts.
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      eye get Really triggerd two wen peoples cant yous proper. gramer)
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      (Original post by bulgylau)
      ihatePE this is you
      yes but r u BYELINGAL
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      Get a grip and stop being a crybaby.
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        yes but r u BYELINGAL
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        In a professional setting, sure. Makes it unprofessional.
        But casually, amongst friends and families or strangers, definitely not. Maybe point it out to teach the young ones a bit here and there.
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        Yeah it's annoying when people who speak English as their first language can't even speak it properly
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        Some people choose to do this. Like me

        Wha chu doin there m8?
        Y u do dis?
        U wot m8?
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        (Original post by jabbathemuttdog)
        I’m personally triggered when people use ‘week’ as a plural instead of ‘weeks’.

        My dAD iS gOINg on hOliDAy iN 8 WEeK.

        Then again, speaking English is not easy for everyone. Especially if it’s your second/third/fourth language.
        Bruh, there's at least 6 sheeps in that field
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        (Original post by -Mathematician-)
        eye get Really triggerd two wen peoples cant yous proper. gramer)
        I don't even mind this. It's double negatives.
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        (Original post by abc:))
        Are you trying to say that when someone says 'I don't have no-one to talk to' you actually don't understand what they're saying?

        I'm asking because I'm struggling to see why you make a distinction between 'give it me' being ok, but 'I don't have no-one' not being ok? It seems arbitrary.
        Not gonna try and explain, both are illiterate.
       
       
       
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