Being a Grammar Nazi, I chose 'Champing at the bit'. Apparently the correct answer is 'Both are acceptable'.
Well, not to me.
Just because people who do not read books think the phrase is 'Chomping at the bit' and they say it often on television, it doesn't make it correct or acceptable. Sorry, but no.
What if the question read; Which version is correct?
- Shouldn't have
- Shouldn't of
- Both are acceptable.
Addenda: I accept opinion is divided on champing vs chomping, but the dispute arises out of ignorance on one side. After a little internet research I concede both versions are acceptable these days; but still not in my neck of the woods.