Should Have or Should Of?

Hello, students!

I have noticed that many people have difficulty with should have and should of and it is my job to make sure you all understand. What do you think the contraction should’ve  expands to? Should have. Not should of.

Which sentence  is correct?

“You should of been there!”


“You should have been there!”

The correct sentence is the last one.  Why? Just think about it. One might say, “I should have cleaned my bedroom ” or “I have cleaned my bedroom.” But one would never say, “I of cleaned my bedroom.” Make sense? It’s the same thing with would’ve and could’ve. They expand to would have and could have 

I hope this lesson helped anyone with that grammatical error.  If you have ANY grammar questions I’d be happy to answer them.

Have a joyful rest-of-your-day! 🙂




Hello, students! It is I, Faithful Grammar Cop also known as Miss Maddi.

Do you have any questions about grammar? Please let me know and I will try to answer them.  Also, please do me a favor. Can you share my two blogs with other people? Thank you! I will try to work on a grammar lesson. I am hopeful that I may finish it soon. Notice I did not say “hopefully.” To learn about the correct and incorrect usage of the word “hopefully” click on this really long link.

Again, if you have ANY questions about grammar I would be happy to answer them 🙂

Have a joyful day,


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Your faithful teacher and cop,

-Miss Maddi (Faithful Grammar Cop)