Could'ves Would'ves Should'ves

Last Update: December 12, 2015

Have you found yourself uttering these words:

I could’ve….
I would’ve …
I should’ve …

Here is my example

I could’ve worked on my website but I was so tired
If I had I would have more traffic
I should have worked on it!

Ugh! I hate it. It is true that I am tired but I need to progress or I will always be doing things that I don’t necessarily want to do, for people I might not want to work for, earning wages that are nor good enough!

As I always do, I started searching the Internet I discovered that these words are called Past Modals verbs (who knew?) which means they are all used hypothetically to talk about things that did not really happen. Words used to describe an imaginary past. HOW TRUE! The past that will never be. So from now I will NOT be using the dreaded words

Could’ve Would’ve Should’ve

Instead I will be using

Can Will Shall

This is what I am saying now:

I can work on my website even though I am so tired
So I will have more traffic
I SHALL DO IT NOW!

If you have a bad case of the Could’ves Would’ves Should’ves …. Please join me!

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AriefWibowo Premium
That is a great reminder. I can will shall.
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mjpd Premium
Great!
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Papi Premium
Nice change.
Can,will,shall- now we're talking :)
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mjpd Premium
Yes!
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PIOFJR Premium
I would've to like this post, but rather I shall hit the like button. Thanks Maureen. :-)

Pio
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mjpd Premium
Thank you!
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GeorgeEkman Premium
Thanks, Ariette, you have touched on a crucial aspect of human nature. I would like to write a blog on this subject, but I don't want to steal your thunder.
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ArletteN Premium
Excellent wake up call friend.... May I ask ur name pls?
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mjpd Premium
Thank you, Arlette! Maureen
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ArletteN Premium
Nice to know u Maureen...see u around....
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