"of" for "have" in "would have" constructions

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Thu Dec 29 16:40:50 UTC 2005

I just spotted this substitution of "of" for "have" in a "would have"
construction in a freshman comp. paper. This is probably a
Linguistics 101-worthy question: what process is causing this
subsitution/use of "of"? Faulty reanalysis? Is it an eggcorn?

---Amy West

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