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Rule "'Could've' + irregular past tense verb"

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Description: 'Could've' + irregular past tense verb
Message: Did you mean \1\2 \3?
Category: Possible Typo (ID: TYPOS)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • We could've ate the chicken.
    Correction suggestion: could've eaten
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • I think I've showed considerable constraint under the circumstances.
  • We've drank the kool-aid.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: COULDVE_IRREGULAR_VERB [1]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-04-18 22:33:07 +0200)