Common mistake duplicate 'have'

The Common Mistake of Duplicating "have"

One common mistake that many people make in English grammar is the unnecessary duplication of the verb "have." This error occurs when the word "have" is used twice in a sentence, often resulting in awkward and incorrect phrasing.

Incorrect Usage:

  • She should have have called me yesterday.
  • They have have already left for the party.
  • We might have have witnessed the accident.

As you can see from these examples, the duplication of "have" creates redundancy and disrupts the flow of the sentence. Such errors can make your writing seem unprofessional and confusing to your readers.

Correct Usage:

  • She should have called me yesterday.
  • They have already left for the party.
  • We might have witnessed the accident.

To avoid this mistake, always remember that the word "have" should only appear once when using it as an auxiliary verb to indicate past events or possession.

Linguix Grammar Checker is an excellent tool to help you identify and correct this type of error.

duplicate 'have' mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    I've haven't checked yet.

    I've|I haven't checked yet.

  • Incorrect:
    I've have no idea.

    I've|I have no idea.

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