snoscythe wrote:tww wrote:How about using "of" in the place of "have," i.e., I would of gone if I had the time.
I think you meant to use e.g. (as long as we are talking about grammar and usage peeves).
Also--if the "of" instead of "'ve" is a pet peeve, do not, under any circumstance whatsoever, read the book "One Second After" by William R. Forstchen. He makes that mistake a few times every page and it will drive you batty if you're peevish about it. Otherwise a great book, but that (and the fact that everything in the plot seems to takes place via conversation) made me want to quit halfway through.
Thanks for the correction. That's what I get for not checking my Latin. You can edit my work anytime.
Another one that I see all too frequently is "ect." instead of "etc."