Could'ves Would'ves Should'ves
Have you found yourself uttering these words:
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!