Could Haveの縮約形: Coulda
A: If we left when I got home, we coulda been there already.
B: I know honey, just give me a few more minutes to get ready.
A: You coulda killed me just now! Pay attention!
B: Sorry boss. I’ll be more careful next time.
I coulda kept writing, but I wanted to tell you, you should be doing listening practice if you want to be fluent. Try it here.
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