Originally Posted by G.G.
How about would of or could of instead of would've or could've?
X2... or at least use would have or could have.
Too many spell the way the speak.
I remember my freshman year at the University of San Francisco in my first Business Admin class. Our professor insisted that we write a paper each week and if he found any misspellings, erasures or strike overs he would draw a red line at that point and issue an "F" on the paper. We also had to learn the first and last names of all 60 people in the class... including the proper spelling.
His pitch was that we were going out into the business world and needed to learn the importance of written communications. He said that, if we didn't, we would someday misspell someone's name and it would make us look very bad. It's stuck with me.