Hammer Your Grammar: Have vs. Of

Faydra Deon
By Faydra Deon April 7, 2013 02:06

Hammer Your Grammar: Have vs. Of

Choose the correct answer for each sentence. Decide whether the sentence should contain have or of.

1. Mario could [have or of] called Simon and told him he wasn’t going to be able to make it.

2. Alexa and Canady should [have or of] visited the Space Needle which they were in Seattle.

3. I would [have or of] driven to the mall, but my gas tank is on empty.

4. It’s not that Tabitha wouldn’t [have or of] bought the purse, but she decided it cost more than she wanted to spend.

5. Oh, honey! You shouldn’t [have or of] gone to so much expense on my behalf.

6. Because Mario made plans with his grandmother, he couldn’t [have or of] worked an extra shift at the bakery for Denise, even if he wanted to.

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By Faydra Deon April 7, 2013 02:06
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  1. Terri Bynum November 1, 13:45

    Thank you so much for bringing one of my grammar pet peeves to light! It seems like knowing the difference should just be hard-wired within us by adulthood, but sadly that is not the
    case!

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