I have a question.
One of my friends us very into Wattpad at the moment, she’s writing her own story (I’m editing it!). She has recommended a few books to me and a lot of them have one thing in common: they use “should of” a lot. I didn’t understand what that meant initially. It took me some time to realise that meant should’ve or should have. I thought that was a typo but then in at least 3 of the 5 stories she recommended use should of instead of should have.
Is that a thing? Is should of grammatically correct? Is it an alternative to should have? Does it mean something else?
It just felt a little weird to read.