Common mistake 'Could've' + irregular past tense verb

Common Mistakes in English Grammar

Using 'Could've' with an Irregular Past Tense Verb

English grammar can be tricky, and there are many common mistakes that people often make. One such mistake involves using the contraction 'could've' (short for 'could have') with an irregular past tense verb.

Let's take a look at an example:

  • Incorrect: She could've went to the party last night.
  • Correct: She could've gone to the party last night.

In the incorrect example, the past participle of the verb 'go' should have been used instead of the simple past form. The correct form should be 'gone' because 'could've' indicates the possibility or ability to have done something in the past.

This is just one example of the mistakes that people commonly make in English grammar. It's important to be aware of these errors and strive for accuracy in your writing and speech.

Linguix grammar checker is a great tool that can help you identify and correct such mistakes in your writing. By using this helpful tool, you can improve your grammar and ensure that your writing is error-free.

'Could've' + irregular past tense verb mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    We could've ate the chicken.

    We could've eaten the chicken.

  • Correct:
    I think I've showed considerable constraint under the circumstances.
Linguix Browser extension
Fix your writing
on millions of websites
Linguix pencil
This website uses cookies to make Linguix work for you. By using this site, you agree to our cookie policy