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    beachboy is offline Key Member
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    would have / would've

    In everyday English, which one is the most commonly spoken?

    If I had had money,

    a) I would have gone out
    b) I'd have gone out
    c) I would've gone out

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    Re: would have / would've

    In spoken BrE, I'd say it's a tie between b) and c). b) might win the race by a whisker! I'd reserve a) for written English.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: would have / would've

    C or more commonly, "I woulda", are usual in spoken American English.
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    Re: would have / would've

    When we use A in spoken AmE, we say "If I'd had money, I'da gone out with her." When we want to add emphasis to the first clause we say "If I had​ had money...."
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