Common mistake would never done (have done)

Common Mistakes in English Grammar

English grammar can be quite challenging, especially for non-native speakers. Even fluent English speakers often make mistakes without realizing it. In this article, we will discuss one common mistake that many people make and how to correct it.

Mistake: "Would never done" instead of "Would have done"

One common mistake is using the phrase "would never done" instead of the correct phrase "would have done." This mistake typically occurs when talking about past events.

Here is an example:

  • Wrong: If she didn't remind me, I would never done my homework.
  • Correct: If she didn't remind me, I would have done my homework.

In this example, the incorrect use of "would never done" suggests that the person did not complete their homework. The correct phrase "would have done" indicates that the person would have completed their homework.

It's important to note that "would have done" is used to express a hypothetical past action that did not actually happen. It is often used in conditional sentences or to express regret about a past action that was not completed.

To avoid this mistake, always remember to use "would have done" instead of "would never done" when referring to past events.

Linguix Grammar Checker can help you identify and correct mistakes like this one.

would never done (have done) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    I would never done that.

    I would never have done that.

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