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    might of

    i heard of "might of" a lot while i was talking to native speakers.
    but i always wondered "might of" sounds grammatically wrong a little bit.
    and i still could not get how to use it.
    i am not sure that is correct or not, but one of my friend said, " I might of stop by to see you."
    can i use "might of" with verb? and what does it mean exactly?



    thank you.

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    Re: might of

    Quote Originally Posted by teegro View Post
    i heard of "might of" a lot while i was talking to native speakers.
    but i always wondered "might of" sounds grammatically wrong a little bit.
    and i still could not get how to use it.
    i am not sure that is correct or not, but one of my friend said, " I might of stop by to see you."
    can i use "might of" with verb? and what does it mean exactly?



    thank you.
    Unfortunately, native speakers rarely speak clearly and often use incorrect English.

    "might of" is really "might have".

    "I might have stopped by.........."

    You'll come across "must of" (must have) too.

    "It must of been raining because......." (must have been........)

    This has become so common that many school-children actually write "must of".

    Buggles(not a teacher)

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