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Discussion: "hadn't have been"

in: tRicky; tRicky > 2017-06-24

Jun 25, 2017 8:00 AM # 
jennycas:
Tsk tsk. My faith in you as the grammar Nazi has been shattered.
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Jun 25, 2017 8:02 AM # 
tRicky:
Please correct me oh wise one. If I was Tooms I'd have written something like "hadn't've" and if I was most other people on earth it would have been "hadn't of".
Jun 25, 2017 8:03 AM # 
jennycas:
How about just "hadn't been"? :)
Jun 25, 2017 8:06 AM # 
tRicky:
I think either is acceptable. Better to be a have been than a never was.
Jun 25, 2017 8:32 AM # 
jennycas:
*grinds teeth*
"have been" can't be a noun...unless it's a Proper Noun to which someone changed their name by deed poll.
Jun 25, 2017 8:43 AM # 
tRicky:
I didn't want it to be a noun. Does that make it better?

Also you shouldn't use "their" when referring to someone in singular form.
Jun 25, 2017 8:52 AM # 
jennycas:
but, but, gender is no longer binary, so I can't use his/her!
Jun 25, 2017 9:02 AM # 
tRicky:
Just do what the majority of people do and ignore all the rules on correct language use. You should see the emails I get from MTB mailing lists *shudder* It's almost as if there's some kind of correlation between mountain biking and poor use of the English language.
Jun 25, 2017 10:23 AM # 
blairtrewin:
Just as well all current participants on this thread are already Australian citizens.
Jun 26, 2017 1:53 AM # 
tRicky:
Yes otherwise I wouldn't be able to ride for the Australian team.

I wish I hadn't of started all this now. Their's no chance of going back. Ill forever be the one whom is frowned upon.

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