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Havn't? Haven't?

Discussion in 'Copywriting' started by SunHunter, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. aly21

    aly21 Peon

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    #21
    Just google the word you're not sure about and google will tell you if it's correct or not : "Did you mean: haven't " tells you google if you search "havn't"
    SEMrush
     
    aly21, Dec 26, 2008 IP
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  2. SunHunter

    SunHunter Well-Known Member

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    #22
    No thanks. I would sooner trust a fellow writer than Google!

    Results 1 - 10 of about 190,000,000 for havn't.

    Results 1 - 10 of about 187,000,000 for haven't

    Those are the results I am currently getting and it seems that Google would then mislead me on the information. I am currently using "haven't" now so the problem is solved and has been for 7 days. Not much new to talk about in this thread unless someone actually changes how the word is used I guess.

    Happy boxing day...
     
    SunHunter, Dec 26, 2008 IP
  3. MeMyselfAndI

    MeMyselfAndI Member

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    #23
    Google searches its cache (as I understand it), so "havn't" is apparently found a lot due to a lot of . . . we'll say, "typo's."

    Check dictionary.com. I just did. haven't is a contraction of have not. There were no results for hav'nt.
     
    MeMyselfAndI, Jan 8, 2009 IP
  4. writergirl

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    #24
    My Dad is an English professor. The word is haven't.
     
    writergirl, Jan 13, 2009 IP
  5. SunHunter

    SunHunter Well-Known Member

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    #25
    We established that about four weeks ago. :p

    Thanks anyways :D



    Mod: Close thread please
     
    SunHunter, Jan 13, 2009 IP
  6. writergirl

    writergirl Member

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    Sorry! I apologize. :eek: I've had my nose in the books. :eek:
     
    writergirl, Jan 13, 2009 IP
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    #27
    Its haven't. Just like it's or don't. first word same then apostrophy
     
    FemaleAdda, Feb 23, 2016 IP
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    Equatorial Active Member

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    #28
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    Equatorial, Mar 2, 2016 IP
  9. Michael_Hendsbee

    Michael_Hendsbee Peon

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    Michael_Hendsbee, Mar 2, 2016 IP
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    budafuko Greenhorn

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    #30
    basically I'm reviving an old thread because no matter how many years i have spoke it the English language becomes evermore confusing with time and you realize that all the rules you learned in school do not apply around the board.. from what you learn in school the word have should sound like HAYVE which is why a lot of people (including myself) get it wrong time and time again. as a writer i am constantly sounding words out in my head as i spell them and sounding out the word haven't is spelled havn't.. in English with the rules we are taught have should be spelled hav which would make sense if that is the reason lots of people miss spell it. i before e is an other common rule which does not always apply. then you have abbreviations which are supposed to replace a letter with an apostrophe but ocationally take phrases and jumble them into an abbreviation ie. do they not abbreviated to don't . we will never fully understand our base language. not even an English professor fully understands English and how or when to break the rules.. sorry for reviving an old thread.. i hope this was helpful at least
     
    budafuko, Jan 30, 2017 IP
  11. budafuko

    budafuko Greenhorn

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    sorry for the double post.. but i like the meme above me, didn't realize i wasn't the only person to revive it baha
     
    budafuko, Jan 30, 2017 IP
  12. Best Seller

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    #32
    The correct spelling is haven't. It is "have" and "not" squished together to make the contraction. More info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:List_of_English_contractions
     
    Best Seller, Feb 16, 2017 IP
  13. mmerlinn

    mmerlinn Well-Known Member

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    #33
    I know this thread is OLD, but since someone else has resuscitated this thread, I will add my two cents even though @jeewant_gupta_051275 has not been seen on DP since December 2013.

    "No body" does not mean the same thing as "nobody", which would be the correct spelling in this case. Hope one of your clients did not see that.
     
    mmerlinn, Apr 21, 2017 IP
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    #34
    Obviously, it is haven't.
     
    Sam Disht, Aug 31, 2017 IP