Common mistake Ive -> I've

Common Mistake: I've vs. Ive

One common mistake that many people make is confusing the contractions "I've" and "Ive". These two spellings may look similar, but they have different meanings and should be used in specific contexts.


"I've" is a contraction of "I have". It is used when you want to indicate ownership, possession, or to emphasize that you have completed an action. Here are a few examples:

  • I've finished my homework.
  • I've been to Paris three times.
  • I've lost my keys.


"Ive" is not a correct spelling and is considered a mistake. It should always be written as "I've" with an apostrophe. If you write it as "Ive" without the apostrophe, it is considered incorrect grammar.

It's important to remember that contractions are not just a matter of style or personal preference. They serve a purpose in conveying meaning and should be used correctly to ensure clear and effective communication.

Linguix grammar checker can help you avoid mistakes like confusing "I've" and "Ive".

Ive -> I've mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    That's what Ive said.

    That's what I've said.

  • Incorrect:
    Ive been doing that.

    I've been doing that.

  • Incorrect:
    What Ive said.

    What I've said.

  • Correct:
    Jonathan Ive left Apple
  • Correct:
    Jony Ive left Apple.
  • Correct:
    Browse Titles by IVE
  • Correct:
    Articles by Ive Mažuran
  • Correct:
    Former CEO Andrew D. Ive will remain with the company as vice president of business development.
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