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(Redirected from -'ve)
See also Appendix:Variations of "ve"
Contraction of have.
- (postvocalic) IPA: /v/, X-SAMPA: /v/
- (postconsonantal) IPA: /əv/, X-SAMPA: /@v/
- Homophone: of (postconsonantal 've only, unstressed of only)
Usage notes 
- In many dialects, -'ve is only used to mark the perfect aspect ("I've done something" = "I have done something"), not to signify possession ("I have something"). In others, -'ve may be used for both.